Middle Aged : Middle Age Essay

1722 Words Nov 10th, 2016 7 Pages
Middle-Aged Interview Middle age is a very important time frame for humans ranging from thirty-five to sixty years of age; however, only recently have middle-aged people been classified. This is due to the fact that in the last century people have nearly doubled their average life expectancies, leading to a wide array of new, unknown changes that vary from person to person in the middle-aged category. This stage of life is when a person’s biological, psychological, and social framework begins to change, this was strongly supported by the observation of Mrs. Harris, who is my friend’s mother. Mrs. Harris is a fifty-two year old mom of two children, who is currently undergoing a vast amount of changes in her life. She is currently a banker, but has planned to broaden her horizon and go back to college. She is interested in becoming an educator, preferably in history or language, both of which are fields she feels passionate about. The interview was conducted over coffee at Starbucks, a place in which she spends a large portion of her time finishing assignments and exploring her inner self. According to Ashford and LeCroy, many middle-aged people feel as if they are stuck in the middle of where they are and where they would like to be (Ashford & LeCroy, 2013, p. 542). During the interview, Mrs. Harris was asked how she classified herself compared to other people in the middle-aged category. She explained that she felt she was in a much better place mentally and physically…

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