If age brings wisdom, does the wisdom arrive through the understanding of nuance or the invasion of cynicism.? And what about you; are you any the wiser because you are more aware of the difference between what is said and what is meant?
Or are you, perhaps, more cynical because you've seen cases where too much insistence on a statement of fact being in fact closer to the truth cause what is professed as truth to be less truthful?
This age is no doubt old enough and skeptical if not cynical that the entire matter of the play could have been avoided if Cordelia had not triggered the entire drama by asking of her sisters the question that got them cooking up their answers. Add that how, the question in effect turned Cordelia into a copyeditor or fact checker so far as her own response to Lear when he questioned her about her regard for him.
Were you to have the opportunity to see a performance of Lear today, say at the Ashland Shakespeare Festival, you'd not have to worry about such things; Ragan, Goneril and Cordelia would not be performed by boys. But, were you to see such a performance, you think your takeaway would be to watch yourself for any tendencies within yourself to mistake the stubborn insistence of Lear to hear better explanations with the accuracy of obvious explanations.
This is more about meanings and interpretations than it is about Shakespeare, even though, as you write this, you are aware that Juliet had reasons to think perhaps Romeo had been a bit too insistent in pressing his feelings and that your first experience with seeing the drama performed was a motion picture version, in which Leslie Howard, the actor playing Romeo, was forty-three.