Middle age and the illusion of a new beginning

What is is about middle age that makes humans long for a new beginning, a second chance? Of course part of it is the realisation of our own mortality but, surely, that’s true of any age after 40, not just a particular point in our lives. Something happens when we near 50 that we start to question if the life we’re living is the one we should be living or indeed the one we wanted to live. The answer is, inevitably, no. It is not the life we were destined to live or the one we imagined for ourselves. It

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