Hat tip to the midlife zealot? Thank goodness for the misfits, the outliers, and the crazy ones Midlife zealot? There’s a negative connotation and a positive one. It’s up to us to decide. And our choice frames everything else in our life – for the rest of our life. Next Blog 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. View all of jeff noel's posts.