Man Isn’t Alone; Apes Also Suffer Midlife Crises
August 30, 2013, 7:38 p.m. ET
BY ROBERT M. SAPOLSKY
The petroleum industry is still absorbing the recent, surprising resignation of Peter Voser, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell. Mr. Voser had been riding high with many successes during his stewardship of the petroleum giant. Yet, at the peak of his game at age 54, he resigned, wanting a “lifestyle change,” and to spend more time with his family.
If this constitutes a midlife crisis for Mr. Voser, he appears to have dealt with it with a steady hand. But there is no shortage of people, amid their own midlife crises, going off the rails in ways both smallâ€”sudden obsessive exercising, …