Changing Lanes: Looking for life, or escaping from it?

My move to Spain had friends questioning whether I was experiencing a mid-life crisis - had I travelled not in pursuit of life’s meaning but as a means to avoid reality?

16th June, 2007

My move to Spain had friends questioning whether I was experiencing a mid-life crisis - had I travelled not in pursuit of life’s meaning but as a means to avoid reality?

The term ‘mid-life crisis’ was coined in 1965 by Canadian psychologist Elliott Jacques.

Jacques defined it as ‘‘an emotional state of doubt and anxiety in which a person becomes uncomfortable with the realisation that life is half-way over’’....

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