Looking for Purpose in All the Wrong Places

I’ve pretty well decided that life is basically one giant identity crisis. I guess that’s what Erikson was trying to tell us in his stages of development. Instead of entering middle adulthood with clarity and confidence – WHAM – another crisis of identity and purpose. Erikson calls it “generativity vs stagnation.” I call it, “I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.”

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