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  • How can a generation defined by a refusal to grow up have a midlife crisis?
  • How can a generation defined by a refusal to grow up have a midlife crisis?
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Is there such thing as a Gen X mid-life crisis?

The stereotypical midlife crisis used to involve flash cars, younger models, dubious fashion choices and maybe a session or two of therapy. Fast forward to 2015 and those entering middle age don’t seem so rebellious. So what does a midlife crisis look like amongst those who refuse to grow up?

Location North America / Northern Europe

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The stereotypical midlife crisis used to involve flash cars, younger models, dubious fashion choices and maybe a session or two of therapy. Fast forward to 2015 and those entering so-called ‘middle age’ don’t seem to have much to rebel against.

Cast as ‘perpetual adolescents’, this economically unfortunate demographic doesn't have the time or money to consider whether they’re satisfied or not. But with less financial stability than previous generations, the longest working hours in Europe and higher rates of depression than any other age group, Gen Xers have well and truly entered their peak crisis years. [

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