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    Nir and Far | 10/8/20 | 7 min
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    Nir and Far
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    • Pegeen
      1 month ago

      In 1976 Gail Sheehy debuted a ground breaking book entitled Passages. It was a road map of predictable adult life crises beginning at age 20 through their 50’s. Up until then, the only real charting of life stages were infants and children. I was 20 at the time and going through a major passage and this book really helped me to make a major decision - to leave a relationship with a man I loved but knew was not the man I was going to spend the rest of my life with. He was older and wanted to get married. And that was very common back then. Things were more predicable and linear, like this article points out. And I think it’s good to have this perspective of how life has REALLY changed and this model completely outdated. A linear life can be so narrow, cause a kind of sleepwalking through life, perhaps even doing more of what’s expected than what one actually deeply desires. I love the new model - more diverse, open ended and exciting. I think this book by Feiler is very important and will help a lot of people navigate their own “lifequakes.”