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When is Middle Age?
by Michael de Gannes
(Port of Spain, Trinidad)
I am 41 going on 42 am I middle Aged?
For centuries, the average life span was about 70 years, which meant that the 'midlife point' was about 35. There were of course periods when it was much shorter, as during times of famine, war and plagues.
These days, men in the western world live into their mid-to-late 70s on average, so 'middle age' is considered to be a period from about 35 to 55.
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