My Own Worst Enemy - Psychology, Self-Development, Mental Health
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Podcast host Danny Whittaker interviews leading psychologists, philosophers, academics and authors for tips and advice on how to improve your mind, your life and your mental health.
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#047 - The Midlife Crisis (Dr. Christopher Hamilton)
6 days ago
What does it mean to be middle aged, when does middle age start and why does it matter?
In today's episode Dr. Christopher Hamilton joins me to discuss the relationship between the midlife crisis and such things as loss of identity, the search for meaning, and the fear of death.
We ask why the crisis of middle age tends to be a uniquely male phenomenon, whether or not our cultural worship of youthfulness is justified, reasons why the midlife crisis can sometimes find expression in immature and reckless behaviour, but also, why purchasing a leather jacket and a convertible sports car might not necessarily be such a bad thing.
*** BOOKS MENTIONED ***
"Middle Age" by Christopher Hamilton: http://amzn.to/2oXdr77
"How to Deal with Adversity" by Christopher Hamilton: http://amzn.to/2GajBYT
"A Philosophy of Tragedy" by Christopher Hamilton: http://amzn.to/2FGuEvi
"A Confession" by Leo Tolstoy: http://amzn.to/2GbGlId
"Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy: http://amzn.to/2FFuww8
"Uncle Vanya" by Anton Chekov: http://amzn.to/2tvo3yK
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