A Road Map for the Modern Nonlinear Life
Modern life rarely follows a predictable, linear trajectory. That’s the argument Bruce Feiler makes in his new book, “Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age.” Feiler spent years interviewing hundreds of people across the U.S. about their major life transitions — or “lifequakes,” as Feiler calls them. When he analyzed those stories, the results showed that about half of all transitions are chosen, while the other half are environmental. As such, Feiler says, these life transition offer valuable opportunities for us to revise the stories we tell ourselves about our life experiences and what they mean for us.