Summary of “The Four Stages of Life”

So while staring at my navel the other day, I decided that that bitch happens in four stages.
Stage Three is the great consolidation of one’s life.
What’s the Point? Developing through each subsequent stage of life grants us greater control over our happiness and well-being.
Inter-Stage Conflict Later stages don’t replace previous stages.
Each stage represents a reshuffling of one’s life priorities.
People at Stage Four judge others based on what they stand for and what they’ve chosen to live for.
The truth is that transitions between the life stages are usually triggered by trauma or an extreme negative event in one’s life.
One could even argue that Stage Four people feel stuck because they feel insecure that their legacy will not last or make any significant impact on the future generations.

The orginal article.