to changes and "No" to crises as you embrace
the possibilities that this stage of your life offers for some real
|From Say "NO"
to Mid-Life Crisis...
I hardly need to list here the various reasons why
we resent the
years piling up; suffice it to say that most of us do. And for some,
the realization that we’ve hit middle age sends us into a positive
We’re far from old.
We’re not yet suffering most of the physical problems
seniority brings, either. We’ve merely hit the third phase of our lives
– the four phases being childhood, young adulthood, mid-life, and
seniority. And yet the realization that we’ve hit that point impacts
some of us like a blow to the solar plexus. Or the psyche.
What is “middle age”? Everyone
has her or his own
idea of what delineates that phase of life. The reality is, it doesn’t
really matter. If, at thirty-five, you feel you’ve hit the midpoint of
your life and are no longer “young,” you’re middle-aged in your own
mind, and that’s all that really counts. If, at fifty-four, you feel
you’ve yet to hit true middle-age, you’re right, too… for you.
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