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We've all heard the term "midlife crisis."

What exactly is a midlife crisis, though? Our notion of one may be skewed by movies depicting a "stereotypical," over-exaggerated definition. After all, we've all watched scenes where a middle-aged man pulls away from the gym in his Corvette with a younger woman sitting in the passenger seat. It's a scene that's come to define a midlife crisis, and what many people often conjure up in their minds upon hearing the phrase.

Albert Einstein said, "The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."

The role of philosophy is to ask questions in order to arrive at a deeper understanding of the very essence of a thing or subject. As a Meaning Philosopher and cofounder of "Meaningology," I spend my time asking questions to arrive at deeper insights into the complex subject of meaning.

You start the workweek ready to tackle your tasks, feeling confident, but then, it happens.

You don’t speak up during an important meeting, and the critical voice in your head starts.

“They’re going to think you’re not engaged. How could you let that opportunity go by?”

Bill was looking forward to retirement. After 25 years of hard work and dedication, the idea of being on his own time, having time for gardening and golf, was what he fantasized about for years.

Three researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Germany have released a study showing measurable differences in cognitive decline between those who bow out of the workforce earlier versus later in life. Some of the differences were stark.

Are you ready to take control of your work/life balance in 2022? I ask because, despite the dramatic rise in working from home during the pandemic, many employees and self-employed people report feeling more stressed than ever.

I admit that I was a little skeptical about Chris Bailey's new book, The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy.

Would this be aimed at the super-ambitious, those who were never satisfied? Not that I don't want to accomplish my own goals, such as finishing my next novel. I wondered, though, if Bailey would have enough to teach us about productivity when he was measuring his own by how much he completed on this very book.

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