Never Too Old to Continue Your Education
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss
Think you’re too old to go back to school? Think again! You’re never too old, and it’s never too late to go back to school and continue your education.
If you’ve ever thought about trying out a new hobby, learning a foreign language, gaining valuable and new skills or exploring an interest, check out continuing education! The good news is that you are able to achieve this through a wide variety of outlets such as online courses, evening classes or even by a mail order series. It’s always a good idea to keep improving your skills to keep your mind sharp and help you stay on top of your game at work.
Here are 3 great examples of lifelong learners that didn’t let age stand in the way of earning their degrees much later in life:
- 85-year-old Willadene Zedan graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree, academic honors and a job offer.
- Leo Plass, an Oregon man who quit college in 1932 graduated at the age of 99.
- 99-year-old WWII vet, Walter Bunker, graduated from college this year.
Continuing your education at any age is absolutely possible and can only bring you numerous advantages, such as keeping your mind sharp, earning a better salary, landing a promotion, staying up to speed with current trends and increasing your value as an employee.
You’re never too old to learn—continuing your education will ensure that you continue growing and evolving today and for the rest of your life.