You didn’t get to this point in your life by walking the line. You’ve had to claw, punch, kick, and headbutt your way to your position.
In nature, when a male animal wants to have mating rights, he’s going to do whatever it takes to stay at the top. Any older or younger challenger is going to have to face a creature that’s already done whatever it takes to have those rights. It’s not about being nice. It’s about power.
Same goes for the human existence. Those who realize that life isn’t fair are already at an advantage. They’re in control because they know what needs to be done to get what they want and maintain it.
If it’s worth fighting for, it’s worth fighting dirty.
Age and treachery always overcome youth and skill.