What do you think?
It is an interesting thought but there are some people who contend that mid-life crisis doesn't really exist. Apparently it's not a cross cultural phenomena, although it could be that men in other countries are quiet about their crisis. I guess it's a cross roads and I would bet catching up with previous development might be part of it, although I thought we catch up pretty early in life. I guess we have Tom as an example, he 'caught up' in his mid or late twenties (?) I believe around the time he left Monroe labs, that is the impression I get reading MBT, anyway.
I think mid life is specifically waking up to the fact that you have an albeit unknown best before date and with your PMR life, you better use it or lose it.
for a person with low weighting on QoC goals, this translates into a frantic grasping of the things of youth, the sports car and chasing tail, sometimes causes significant harm to others close to them.
for a person with a high weighting on QoC goals, this translates into sometimes an impulsive shift toward a profession that is more meaningful, which can reflect good intent, but misses the mark
the mark is to "grow where you are", and there is a moral way to perform virtually any profession or job...though the return will be less
for me, mid-life "crisis" was a 2002 Black Thunderbird that my wife despised. I kept saying to myself through the transaction...this is me being bad.
A couple of months after buying it, bloody PMR hell rained down on me in the form of a business crisis...and some days I did not welcome waking up in the morning...but looking back now...I would not have missed the whole drama. A life crisis makes boredom so sweet.
sorry for talking too much this morning