Episode 9: Gen X vs. Mid-Life Crisis

March 31, 2017

Generation X is approaching (or has reached) a "certain age." Is an inevitable mid-life crisis also approaching?

The guys take on the concept of the mid-life crisis, considering its very veracity/existence and how it may or may not have affected the Boomers, and now Gen X. They question whether a skateboard is the Gen X equivalent of buying a sports car when you hit your middle years.

What lures people into the latter-year trap of "negative nostalgia" for the glory days of youth? Can we overcome the desire to pine for "the good old days" and not obsess over the past? If so, what are the ways we can avoid regret? Perhaps it's enough to use nostalgia as a light flavoring for the present, and work to maintain your hope for the future. 

Ultimately, can Gen X transform the mid-life crisis into a "fourth decade re-evaluation"?

And yes, there's some adult language involved in this episode. Because we're all adults here...aging adults.

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