NPR On Point Interview Featuring Dr Coleman and Atlantic Writer Jonathan Rauch

Your Midlife Crisis Is Only The Precursor To Your Good Life

A fresh take on the midlife crisis. We’ll look at happiness across a lifetime.

When you’re young, you probably think that by the time you turn 40, you’ll have it all figured out. A good job, perhaps marriage, children, hopefully some cash in the bank. But more and more research shows that your 40s are often a time of emotional upheaval, re-evaluation and dissatisfaction. A mid-life crisis? Perhaps. Our guest today says your happiness might be in a holding pattern. Wait until your 50s—even beyond, to find lasting happiness. A slice of Nirvana. Your joie de vivre. This hour, On Point: the real story on midlife and happiness.

– Jane Clayson

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