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"Our lives unfold in stages of thirteen years or so." Eric Hoffer (allegedly)



That we live life in stages is a common theme. Their nature and duration are uncertain. What is offered here is one view supported by convenient recollections.


As an engineer I am terminally analytical, always assessing assertions for validity. When I learned Eric Hoffer believed our lives unfold in stages of thirteen years, I was doubtful. Imagine my surprise to discover my life had been thus.


Therefore, I have labeled the stages of living and characterized the segues, transitions, which move us from one stage to the next... or so it seems.


Stage of Living: A period of personal development with a particular emphasis.


Segue of Living: A transition between stages, often including a pivotal event.



The Stages and Segues of Living



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