This question entitled as "Leaving academia at 39" basically asks advice from people who had similar experience during their academic career. I believe that his question is highly relevant to academia, and very beneficial for people who have the same issues.
The most voted question in this site is How should I deal with discouragement as a graduate student?. Referred question is absolutely open-ended, the answer is based on purely personal experience, but nevertheless, it considers a very common problem among academics. Therefore, I believe that it is a valuable question and should not be closed ever.
Hence my point;
Why is a question which considers a very common, and very important thing in academic life is closed due to the reason being off-topic?