My answer to How does it feel to choose a job and career and live with it when you don’t have any passion about it?
Answer by Ken Larson:
I spent 20 years in the Military Industrial Complex learning to hate my job.
It seems at the 15 year point (mid career) one should decide whether one is content continuing in a current line of work or make a change to a field that better fits ones value system.
That is where the trade off must occur between all the baggage accumulated (economic and otherwise) and the continued aggravation.
I waited too long before switching to small business consulting and ultimately volunteer work.
I advise younger people to look closely at their mid-career milestone.