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By Jacob Davidson and Susie Poppick, Money.com

As you’ve probably heard, Jon Stewart, the beloved host of Comedy Central’s “Daily Show,”announced this week that he’ll soon leave the show after 17 years.

His reasons? “I don’t know that there will ever be anything that I will ever be as well suited for as this show,” he told NPR’s Terry Gross last year. “That being said, I think there are moments when you realize that that’s not enough anymore, or that maybe it’s time for some discomfort.”

It’s a sentiment that many of us can identify with, even if directing feature films or a future in national politics aren’t likely to figure into our own second acts. The fact is, countless mid- and late-career professionals feel restless in their jobs, find that…

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