In episode 82, we discuss the stages and span of a human life. What are those stages? Do we see and experience them as discrete units on a timeline? Or is there an overall shape to the human lifecycle that all people share and that gives it meaning as a whole? We argue for the latter view and also share our favorite/least favorite life stages. Finally, we address possible objections to the shape view. If you want to explore this topic more, we recommend the chapter on "ageless bodies" in Beyond Therapy. Stay tuned for the next episode when we take this conversation a step further and discuss aging, death, and immortality.