Monday, October 8, 2018

middle aged

From a discharge summary:

"Patient is a 37-year-old middle-aged man..."

I was horrified to read that!  37 is NOT middle-aged!

Although then I told this to my husband and he argued that 37 very well might be the middle of your life.  And it's almost definitely the middle of your productive life.

But I also feel like for someone with a career that requires education, the 40s should be the peak of your career.  And as someone who is nearing that point, it's a lot of pressure.  Maybe it would be better to be middle-aged now...


  1. I’m with you- I always thought of 40-60ish as middle age. As someone who plans/hopes to work ‘til 70, I am really hoping not to feel “old” at that point. If you figure a 45 year professional career, 25-40= early career; 40-55= mid-career & 55-70= late career

  2. Ha! Probably written by a medical student in their early 20s :)