November 30th, 2014

The goals that are chronically activated in old age are ones about meaning and savoring and living for the moment – Professor Laura Carstensen, Stanford University

By Ron Nakamoto

This lengthy article provides some interesting supporting evidence for Empowered Wealth's work developing "Narrative Wisdom". Research on what causes the phenomenon the "midlife crisis" reveals shifts in expectations and attitudes that commonly occur during the aging process. What can emerge over time is personal growth, particularly with respect to wisdom, as the frustrations and failed expectations of youth fade, perhaps to be superseded by gratitude and wisdom.



The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis
What a growing body of research reveals about the biology of human happiness—and how to navigate the (temporary) slump in middle age

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