Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Midlife Malaise

This photo of a orangutan is from
Chimpanzees and orangutans
experience midlife crisis
just as surely as do humans.

Sadness, withdrawal, and frustration
at life’s mid-point,
is perhaps.
driven by biological factors.

The winter of our discontent,
a mid-life trough,
is a universal feature of existence.

Scientists have drawn on
economic, psychological,
sociological explanations,
overlooking the role of biology.

Biology influences mood
at the mid-point of life.

Sadness at mid-life may be pre-programmed, a function of biology, and not due to the circumstances of one’s life.  Scientists have discovered that people in at leat 65 countries, as well as apes, suffer from midlife malaise.

CLICK HERE to look inside
a wickedly funny book of essays
about mid-life

 © 2012 Catherine Giordano

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