Do you think is it worth if senior citizen go to study again?

@myfb2009 (8304)
Malaysia
March 16, 2009 10:03am CST
l read an article written by one of my local senior citizen, saying that going to study again is a must when you can afford it. He even said that some of the universities had started to accept senior citizen as their students. Do you think is it worth for senior citizen to start study again? Actually, senior citizen are supposed to sit and relax their life, no need to be so hardworking, like their younger age group. How you think?
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7 responses
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
8 Nov 09
Hello myfb. I think that it is supposed to be out of the will of a senior citizen when it comes to go to university. Like what you said, it is a time for them to relax themselves, but if they wish to learn more at university, there should be no problem for them to fulfill their dream of study. You don't have to go to university before you can learn something. There are varieties of way for us to learn anything we are interested in.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
8 Nov 09
Yes, i think you had a good point about it. It's real that the senior citizen not necessary had to go university to upgrade his knowledge. For example, my father didn't go university to upgrade his knowledge. He upgrade his knowledge from home through the internet, as he said it's more easier for him. So, thanks for your view...
• South Korea
25 Mar 09
i think it is very interesting and good for those seniors who want to study it can help them to make their mind more active than what they have now.also it is good for their social life and health.if my parents want to study i will spend more money for them./
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 09
Yes, l also agrred with you. I also thinking that way for my parents. Well, my dad aged sixty plus had started to learn internet knowledge, so he can start communicate with us through internet..
@yoyo2323 (465)
• China
17 Mar 09
of course! new things come about everyday! i can noy stop studying just bexause we are old! learning can be a kind of way of enjoying life!
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 09
Yes, learning can makes life more enjoyable and exciting..
@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
17 Mar 09
I am almost a senior citizen (53) And if i had the extra money i would love to go back to school and learn. I would love to take some courses on natural health, and to learn all about herbs, and that kind of stuff, just because we get old does not mean that the mind quits working.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 09
Yes, that's what my grandfather does when he was still around. He also loves to learn about herbs. Im also quite interested about herbs products..Because it really do give alot health benefits..
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
16 Mar 09
There is no end to learning. It is a good idea if senior citizens go back to study again as it makes their brain work and occupy their time. Once they do not have anything to do the brain tends to shrink faster and this may expedite senility.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
25 Mar 09
Yes, l do agree if the senior still able to learn something during their old age is better for them. Our brain needs daily input so that it won't go rusty and useless..
@joyce959 (1562)
• Philippines
16 Mar 09
It should not be a must or compulsory, it should be voluntary. I think there's nothing wrong about senior citizens who want to study again. If they can afford it and they would enjoy it, then nothing is wrong with gaining additional knowledge while they are still alive and capable. I guess it will benefit them because their mind will be working and they will have an activity, rather than just be sitting or lying in bed the whole day.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
25 Mar 09
I heard that learning is also another way for us to avoid the old citizen sickness from being developed. It's called 'senility'. Where, you can't even remember the name of your spouse or children..So better keep our brain active as possible.
@pricelis (86)
• United States
16 Mar 09
I think its great when I hear stories like that. I believe that just because you've been here alittle longer then some, doesn't mean you have to stop learning or living. More power to them for wanting to improve themselves, no matter what they choose to do with the information they've learned as long as they enjoy it. Its called "living every day of your life until you have to leave this place", I hope I am so lucky to have the will to do that.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
25 Mar 09
Thanks for sharing your positive view. Yes, as long as we want to learn, there's no limitation to it.