The Rambam produced his 13 essential principles of the Jewish faith when he was a young man.
And then he never mentioned them again.
That’s why Rabbi Shlomo Goren held that the Rambam abandoned his 13 essential principles.
If he did, then he has my empathy.
When I started listening to Dennis Prager and R. Yitzchock Adlerstein on KABC radio in 1988-1989, I was so inspired that I started telling everyone that I was determined to live my life for God. And then I started meeting girls and making compromises and oy, the shame…