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Midlife does not have to be a time of psychological gloom.
The decreasing body functions and ‘wear and tear in men who are in the plateau of midlife, is a normal occurrence and is experienced by everyone in varying degrees. The biological clocks inside us are keeping time for the onset of decline.
Simply put, midlife crisis is real and common.
There's no age at which humans are performing at peak on all cognitive tasks - our various cognitive functions peak at different times and past a certain age it might make more sense to view adult intelligence not through the lens of youthful general processing speed and reasoning, but through the lens of expertise, wisdom, and purpose.
The age-related curve in job satisfaction has been found in more than 50 countries. It affects senior-level executives as well as blue-collar workers, stay-at-home parents, childless couples and single people.
Generally, life satisfaction is high when people are young, it starts to decline in the early 30s and is the lowest between mid-40s and mid-50s. Then it increases again to levels as high as during young adulthood.