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Many millennials will be familiar with the trope of a mid-life crisis: somebody in middle age who is feeling trapped and stagnant, and who reacts to that feeling by adopting radical new behavior, from moving jobs to buying a Jaguar, in pursuit of a better experience. Too young for a mid-life crisis, more and more millennials are experiencing a “quarter-life crisis” in college or post-graduation between the ages of 25 and 35. Are we all just weak-minded and unable to handle the pressures of the adult world? No, says science. The reason we’re experiencing this actually has a lot more to do with socioeconomic and demographic changes, high-pressure expectations, and how millennials relate to one another.
“To educate a person in mind and not morals is to educate a menace to society.”
As parents, it is our responsibility to teach our children values and ideals that will help them become responsible human beings who will be a not only grow up to be responsible adults but also hold respect for others and be an asset to society. However, the truth of the matter is, it doesn’t matter how diligent we are in raising our children and teaching them the values we believe will make them honest, kind and considerate adults, the decision to carry those values with them throughout life is up to them. All you can do is equip them to handle real situations and hope they’re strong enough to face life’s challenges
This week has been an emotional roller coaster, with a Category 5 storm barrelling down on The Bahamas and my daughter being stuck between destinations, it’s really been challenging to stay without going into a panic attack. It’s the unknowing that’s really the killer, it’s not a matter on if the storm will make landfall, it’s all a matter of when!