Actually, I really don't get hung up on the fact that I'm older than anyone else, or that I have grad degrees, etc. -- honestly, I don't. (As an English prof, I insisted my students call me by my first name, and never
"professor" or "Dr." or anything like that. And I tried to maintain a "discussion" atmosphere where we were all on the same level -- no lecture, no notions of me as the "provider of answers," etc.) But I do like to discuss and debate, and I do tend to have opinions about everything -- so I'm a little afraid that I'll be perceived
as that Old Guy who thinks he knows everything and likes to hear himself talk....