I agree with the previous post in that awakenings will vary from person to person. Many people I know have seemingly become more religious and conservative in their worldview as they have become older, taken on more responsibilities, and experienced more of the world. I find, generally, that I have gone in the opposite direction. I think some people philosophically come to understand the world as being more complex as they get older, and are less inclined to seek simple solutions or to regard issues as "black and white." But again, I think many people become more entrenched in their own value systems. The point is that whatever "awakenings" you experience will be based on your own life experiences. Development is, I think, a subjective process.