The crisis of the 50, positive change

Written by: Dr. Sergio Oliveros Calvo
Edited by: Anna Raventós Rodríguez

Until recently it was believed that, upon reaching 40 years, the degree of personal satisfaction peaked, beginning since then its decline. And it is that, once the person turns 18, their level of satisfaction continues to grow until the fourth decade of life, but at this age, it goes from being twentysomething and thirtysomething be forty and then fifty, sesentón etc. Thus, people become aware of the inexorable passage of time and consequently of aging. Until then, the curve of satisfaction and productivity had always been upward, but since then, it was thought that inevitably began to fall.


That makes, reaching forty, many people react with a flight to youth. and they begin to employ new youth clothing, hairstyles try risky, undergo cosmetic surgery in order to improve their appearance and often establish relationships with younger couples or divorced to form a new partner "Rejuvenating". This reaction, directly related to narcissism and immaturity, occurs most often in men, forcing women to have a bad time, but after this period, they tend to achieve a higher degree of well-being than they had before.


50, are the new 18?

But contrary to what was believed, recent research by the Gallup agency say that after 50 years a new stability that translates quite often in increased productivity curve occurs, thus forgetting theory maturity that directly involves the decay of the human being.

Thus, once reached fifty, the person reaches its true maturity and knows what he wants, has more experience and has greater emotional stability. This turning of the 50 peaks in 85 years, age at which the degree of personal satisfaction exceeds 18 years. And it is that aging makes people adopt a more positive outlook towards life, changing personal goals, and returning to the most thoughtful and conciliatory before the appearance of conflicts people.


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*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Sergio Oliveros Calvo

Dr. Sergio Oliveros Calvo is a psychiatrist specialized in psychotherapy oriented to the psychology of the self, with special dedication to personality disorders and somatization disorders; offers a complete and integrated vision of mental illness thanks to its solid training in psychiatry and psychotherapy, and its more than 25 years of clinical and research experience. He has done part of his training in the United States and directed numerous scientific investigations. His knowledge and professional trajectory have enabled him to be a teacher in numerous centers, both in Spain and in the United States.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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