Middle life crisis could be regarded as period in life of an individual where one reflects on his or her overall image, it is a time where a person feels and witnesses the fruit of one's life entire effort, whilst looking ahead and anticipating their own mortality. One re-evaluates their role and what is important for them. It can be experienced at any age and signifies more than anything else - a lack of direction.
The crisis itself has many aspects and can be seen differently .
“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger--but recognize the opportunity.”
John F. Kennedy