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May 30, 2007

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Fred

What you are describing is human "midlife crisis", which is no where near the transformation of a caterpiller into a butterfly. North America has a 17-year cicada invasion this summer. The swarming of the cicada emerge from the ground after 17 years as a worm. The adult cicada only have a life span of 4-6 weeks (after they mate they die).

Human does not go through the similar path. Many great inventions and literatures are created at different stages of life. The changing taste of hobbies and interests do not turn off one day and then switch to a completely different subject. It just take on different meaning and occupy less or more of your time, i.e. a cellular telephone term -- soft handoff. Most mid-life crisis man in the US buy a
sports car, Harley motorcycle or doing something exciting. For example, go hang gliding or scuba diving. A colleague of mine is spending all his off hour making a self driving lawn mower robot!!

If your passion is study japanese and bible now, the the questions is always what is next after your get your 1st degree Japanese certificate? What is next after you get your theological degree? Will you still be passinated about both of these or you will simply move on to different targets or goals? That is the fundamental difference between man and caterpiller-- Man has several small phase-transformations whereas caterpiller goes through only one dramatic transformation and then reach a colorful adulthood to serve the purpose of God's creation.

Tze-Chien Chu

1.I don't like "midlife crisis" . It must be some stupid phyco who want to make $$ . And invent some stupid words.
2.I like the word "Transform"
But the movie "Transformer" make this word sounds funny
3.I have change my taste once every 3 years. I understand what it feel like.
4.I don't want to use some "Hobby" to fill my time. Because it is just killing times.
5.I take seriously about what to do next 40 years. I learn japanese So I can feel like Child again. Learn something strange. Learn something different. Different or Strange is not the key. But the mindset is the Key.
7.Midlife has no crisis. I Just past the middle point of my race. There are still road a head just I want to change course. The only thing that is clear is the present state is not what I want. What is the next Hill to climb that is what I looking for now. Hill seems not a good word. It make people feel like another career or job or project. What I think is not just job. It is about life/mind/work/family change.

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