With some people, you have to be at least a little bit self-conscious -- always careful not to let out the weirder parts of your soul, for the worry that they won't be accepted by this person. You don't have to worry about that with this partner. Although you are widely separated by age this does not interfere with your friendship.
This influence is such an easy, relaxed one that you may not even notice yourself letting loose -- you just start talking when you get together, or doing whatever it is that you normally do when you're completely comfortable with someone. Pretty soon, your real self comes out to play. You feel free to do or say whatever you want, because this person encourages you to really let loose and be yourself. You return the favor, encouraging them to open up as well. All your more different and unusual outlooks are supported in this relationship, as are any humanitarian urges or causes you may have. You two could get a lot of work done together in that area, as a matter of fact; and putting that together with your mutual penchant for oddball ideas, why not volunteer in a soup kitchen on Christmas, or find some other different but very soul-satisfying way to connect with both each other and the rest of the world?