Why Legacy Matters More in Midlife

  • Laura Hills
Part of the Studies in Educational Leadership book series (SIEL, volume 18)


Leaving a legacy matters more to us when we are in midlife than it does at any other life point, and for good reason. Midlife is the time when we are most likely to be concerned about the well-being of future generations and to be involved in various life projects aimed at generating a positive and enduring personal legacy (Erikson, 1950). Simply put, mature and psychosocially healthy adults need and want to care for others; society expects and relies upon midlifers to need and want this and to act accordingly.


High Education Generativity Motivation Generativity Realization Leadership Theory Midlife Woman 
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  • Laura Hills
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  1. 1.Blue Pencil InstituteFairfaxUSA

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