Midlife Crisis has two extremes; it either energizes you with a new purpose of life or a person feels lost as they wrestle for meaning in their life
Disconnected from the Purpose of Life
Midlife crisis focuses a person towards the need of embracing a meaningful goal for one’s life. This makes sense because a midlife crisis is often the point when a person takes control of their story in life. Earlier in a person’s life, they have been living to what has been given to them by their society and family. As a result, there isn’t any need to question their meaning in life. The meaning is to follow along with the story you have been supporting for the last 20 to 30 years.
When a person takes control of their life’s story, they have to re-address the purpose of their life, To pull a story, meaning, a purpose and direction altogether. At first, most people just dive into the first story/cause that catches their attention and assume meaning will naturally follow. But that isn’t the case. It’s important to find a purpose in life that matches to your essence, or everything will feel out of sync to you.