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How old is too old to go back to school?
Career / 8:46 PM - Friday June 10, 2011

How old is too old to go back to school?

Is there an age limit on going back to school and changing careers?

- Asked by Female, 36-45

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As long as you're on the top side of the dirt, you're not too old.

- Response by chessplayer, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 36-45, Administrative

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I wnet thru x ray school at 38.

- Response by frenchkiss49, A Thinker, Female, 56-65, Tampa, Who Cares?

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Death.


- Response by uniquelyme2, A Creative, Female, 46-55, Artist / Musician / Writer

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I went back at 43. It was fun!! :)

- Response by mamom04, A Sweet Sarah, Female, 56-65, Phoenix

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I would say that 99 has to be a limit. only because what is the reality you'll finish getting the degree.

I went to college with all ages. I even had a woman in my glass who was getting her degree in Art History at 67. Kinda awesome that still persued higher education even so late in life.

- Response by bellabyrdie, A Thinker, Female, 29-35, Who Cares?

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No. Unless there is a challenging mental condition that prohibits their ability to learn, there is no reason why anyone would hinder someone's desire to learn. It might not be that they are actually trying to get employment in that particular field. It is a personal goal for most when they reach older ages, where the completion of their education would not make much difference to their quality of life.

- Response by thelovedovefor1, A Creative, Female, 46-55, Atlanta, Who Cares?

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Nope. I've done it before.

- Response by myrtletyrtle, A Cool Mom, Female, 46-55, Who Cares?

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You are NEVER TOO OLD to go back to school. Never too old to change your career. Never too old to change your life or your outlook.

Good luck and God bless.

- Response by seajaih, Female, Who Cares?, Who Cares?

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I did it at forty.

- Response by chesterdad, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 56-65, San Francisco

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I don't think you're ever to old to go back to school and learn new things

- Response by hulagirl55, A Sportif, Female, Who Cares?, Who Cares?

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Graduated at 35..Dad got a Masters at 54..aunt graduated at 63...plan on going back to school and getting a PHD later on..hell NO...its about the thirst of knowledge and stressing out each week during test...go

- Response by hwyrider, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 56-65, Retired

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I went to school with people from almost every age category from 18 - 70. In fact, I was the youngest at one point. It is a thirst for knowledge. It is never to late!

I remember reading somewhere that the average person changes jobs every 3 years and will change careers completely about 3 times in their lifetime.

- Response by A Creative, Male, 29-35

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