Why We Need to Ban the Term “Mid-Life Crisis” From Our Lexicon

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Why We Need to Ban the Term “Mid-Life Crisis” From Our Lexicon

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

I

turned 50 recently. My world didn’t come crashing down. I am still the same person, doing the same things, but with more confidence and a much lower tolerance for bullshit. But what has changed is people’s perception of me. Every move I make, every jump I take, every marathon I participate in has now suddenly become super-inspiring for the younger lot. It’s as if I am defying everyone’s unanimous stereotype of how a person my age should behave.

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