3 August 2014 Sunday 8:42am
Middle age snuffs out more talent than ever wars or sudden deaths do. ~ Richard Hughes, Welsh author and dramatist
I read this online the other day and it’s been bugging me since. What’s the message, G?
In your world, there is a phenomena that commonly occurs during middle age. Do you know of it?
Right. Wiki says “Midlife crisis is a term coined in 1965 by Elliott Jaques stating a time where adults come to realize their own mortality and how much time is left in their life. A midlife crisis is experienced by many people during the midlife transition when they realize that life may be more than halfway over. Sometimes, a crisis can be triggered by transitions experienced in these years, such as andropause or menopause, the death of parents or other causes of grief, unemployment or underemployment, realizing that a job or career is hated but not knowing how else to earn an equivalent living, or children leaving home. People may reassess their achievements in terms of their dreams. The result may be a desire to make significant changes in core aspects of day-to-day life or situation, such as in career, work-life balance, marriage, romantic relationships, large expenditures, or physical appearance.”