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The midlife crisis is getting worse

By Quartz

We've come to know the midlife crisis as a time when parents, with their kids out of the house, feel compelled to make up for lost time and relive their glory days. It's not like that anymoreRead full story

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  • I was hoping for a story about selfish middle-agers who buy themselves beautiful things and refuse to abandon youthful dreams. Instead, this is a much less fun but more truthful tale about the pressures of living in a society with few support structures for the aging and people who have to care for both

    I was hoping for a story about selfish middle-agers who buy themselves beautiful things and refuse to abandon youthful dreams. Instead, this is a much less fun but more truthful tale about the pressures of living in a society with few support structures for the aging and people who have to care for both parents and grown children.

  • Am facing all the same empty nest and caring for elderly parents challenges, perhaps it's a mindset thing, but have never had a midlife crisis and never plan to have one despite having already passed midlife. If we make choices in life, we just live with them and move on, getting depressive and wallowing

    Am facing all the same empty nest and caring for elderly parents challenges, perhaps it's a mindset thing, but have never had a midlife crisis and never plan to have one despite having already passed midlife. If we make choices in life, we just live with them and move on, getting depressive and wallowing in the pressures that we face only adds to the stress and keeps us from moving forward in a constructive way.

  • As society filters reality through carefully constructed social media personas, the focus on one's self and our place in the pecking order increasingly drives the behaviors which are illustrating a 'mid-life crisis' as we know it. In actuality this is simply a health and happiness crisis, that increasingly

    As society filters reality through carefully constructed social media personas, the focus on one's self and our place in the pecking order increasingly drives the behaviors which are illustrating a 'mid-life crisis' as we know it. In actuality this is simply a health and happiness crisis, that increasingly affects everyone from teen to elderly. When we value our worth on worthless things, that are depicted in unrealistic and less than truthfully ways, it is impossible to measure up. At it's best it is silly, at it's worst it is life threatening with online bullying and suicide at all ages as direct and demonstrable results. That which is valuable is already yours, it is in you.

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