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Re: "life begins at 40"

Posted by ESC on June 18, 2004

In Reply to: Re: "Life begins at 40" posted by Lewis on June 18, 2004

: : HI. Thanks for your help.
: : I'm developing a thesis that midlife and midlife crises and the idea of a rich and meaningful middle years (35 to 60) really emerged in the U.S. only in the last 50 years. The 1900 census only considered peole in the age range 19-44!

: : so I am looking for when the phrase "life begins at 40" entered the culture. It seems to be a common cliche today. But when did peopel start saying it? Any help on this one?
: : Thanks again
: : Please write me directly.
: : Philip Belove.

: I think they started in January 2003 in preparation for November that year. At least that's what I noticed.

I'll check my references this evening and post if I find anything.