I can't really say about how common a mid-life crisis is in the country, but I do notice more and more people abandoning their "traditional" jobs which they studied for and pursuing a career they are passionate about instead. And they don't wait until they reach "mid-life" to do so. I have friends who studied biomedicine and biotechnology in university who aren't working in their respective fields. One guy is a full-time photographer, another sells cakes, one sells beauty and make-up products. Perhaps in the past people were more inclined to work based on what they studied, but I think many people from my generation and younger and more inclined to pursue their passion rather than a job they studied for. A lot of students in university nowadays are already starting to get involved in entrepreneurship, even before they graduate. I think it kind of shows how outdated our education system is. People learn the "traditional" way, but end up not applying what they learn after graduation. Most of these people learn the skills they need after school.