Is there such a thing as a midlife keener?

Three important flags blowing in the strong wind
When we see things differently, we experience them differently


Is there such a thing as a midlife keener? Here’s what Google revealed from ‘keener’:

CANADIAN (informal)
– a person who is extremely eager, zealous, or enthusiastic.
– “keeners who spent most of high school buried in homework”


It’s a really simple concept.

Midlife keeners spend most of their second half focused on thriving versus surviving.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. So I guess that makes me an official keener. Thriving instead of surviving. I spent a lot of energy just to make it through my 40’s. Now I’m more proactive. I make life happen instead of letting it happen. 🙂

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