A few musings from St Kilda

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Relate survey suggests mid-life crisis 'begins in 30s'

Here's a snippet from a  BBC Article 29/9/10
Work and relationship pressures make the mid-30s the start of many British people's unhappiest decade, a survey suggests. Of the 2,000 people quizzed, more aged 35 to 44 said that they felt lonely or depressed than in other age groups. The survey also suggested that busy parents were using Facebook and similar sites to stay in touch with children.  Relationship advice charity Relate, which is behind the research, said it revealed a "true mid-life crisis".

Of those surveyed, 21% of men and women aged 35 to 44 said they felt lonely a lot of the time, and a similar percentage said that bad relationships, either at work or home, had left them feeling depressed. The same proportion said they felt closer to friends than family, and a quarter said they wished they had more time for their family

How very sad; but in a generation that's generally rejected Jesus, I'm not really surprised that by the time people get into middle-age, they wonder what life has been all about.  Yet Jesus said of the human race:  I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.