Cory Leonard

What You Learn in Your 40s | NYT

In career on May 20, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Hear ye middle agers.  Enjoy these classic lessons such as “you don’t have to like jazz,” “there are no grown-ups” and  “more about you is universal than not universal.”

The existing literature treats the 40s as transitional. Victor Hugo supposedly called 40 “the old age of youth.” In Paris, it’s when waiters start calling you “Madame” without an ironic wink. The conventional wisdom is that you’re still reasonably young, but that everything is declining: health, fertility, the certainty that you will one day read “Hamlet” and know how to cook leeks. Among my peers there’s a now-or-never mood: We still have time for a second act, but we’d better get moving on i

via What You Learn in Your 40s – NYTimes.com.

 

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