To break the habits of a lifetime, one has to allow a little madness into one’s life.
If you have spent the best part of your middle-age growing your career, paying a mortgage and generally preparing your offspring for their respective futures, there comes a time when all that finishes and… then what?
If all you really know is how to support your family and all your work has been geared towards that, what happens when they are old enough to support themselves?
Preparing for retirement is a key activity of this age of 37-55 and given that “retirement” will increasingly mean, “no dependents”, it is important to work out what you want to do post-55.
And for that, a little madness can help.