Increased life expectancy seems a great idea - until you realise what the term actually means. Then it becomes clear that added burdens come with improved life expectancy, not least for you as an individual.
The mid-life crisis is a term that gets bandied around, but the symptoms are not universal amongst the population and many behavioural changes attributed to the MLC are explicable in other ways. But the serious psychiatric changes associated with MLC should not be dismissed - nor should people assume that a crisis is only for middle aged people.
In case you think that you have come to read my blog and feel short-changed because you found precious little mention of aging in my first entry, I follow swiftly on with a genuine bona fide entry on the psychology of aging, though it might not seem so at first.