Our Heroic Adventure
The Segues and Stages of Living
Every human life unfolds in stages divided by
Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces popularized the eternal hero journey: hearing a call; rejecting/answering it; suffering/venturing forth; returning from the quest fulfilled, victorious.
In As You Like It, Shakespeare’s stages of life – infant, schoolboy, lover, soldier, justice, elder, second childhood – works in the play and is a basic model.
view of life's passing in stages of thirteen years or so fits my life –
childhood, (13), adolescence, (26), sales, (39), product management,
(49), professional speaking, (63), volunteerism, (77),
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