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Why we shouldn’t call midlife blues a ‘crisis’

Clip: 07/11/2018 | 2m 57s Video has closed captioning.

As he interviewed subjects for a book on age and happiness, author Jonathan Rauch noticed a theme: people in their middle age felt dissatisfied with life, and they were ashamed of it. Indeed, recent studies have found happiness and contentment vary across the duration of our lives. Rauch explains why we should embrace the “rocky emotional reboot” of the midlife slump.

Aired: 07/11/18

Rating: NR

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