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WASHINGTON, USA, June 29, 2001: An epidemic is sweeping across America with people in their 20s divorcing, giving up high-paid jobs to 'find' themselves, suddenly doubting the path they have taken in life, according to some experts. Intense self doubt is driving them to give up families and jobs in a quest for fulfillment and connectedness, says a new book on the phenomenon which it calls the "Quarterlife Crisis". According to the authors, a midlife crisis is caused by too much stability, predictability and security. However, the quarterlife crisis is the opposite with the lack of stability, predictability and certainty resulting in a cycle of intense self-doubt.