A Granny Goes Back to School as Grade One

@niairen01 (1018)
Philippines
July 1, 2012 8:50pm CST
This is not a very new issue now a days, but I can't help admiring them for their drive to still learn! Whenever I see the news about them, I always feel a mixture of sadness and happiness for them. Sad because, I can imagine why they were not able to go to school before. All the hardship they've been through. Sad because they grew old without having to know how to read and write. Happy because even at their age, their drive to learn is still there. Happy because they are supported by their family, by the school, and even their classmates. Happy because finally they'll be able to attain knowledge that was not available from them before. I guess there's never too late for everything in life.
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@PageTurner (2827)
• United States
2 Jul 12
Hello niairen01 I, too, am often encouraged when I see nontraditional students returning to the classroom. I also wonder about the hardships many of these people have endured due to a lack of formal education, and am inspired by their determination to reach certain goals in life. Peace
@niairen01 (1018)
• Philippines
2 Jul 12
That is so true, most students should learn from them. Because some of our younger generation aren't that keen in going to school anymore. They should realize the importance of school and how lucky they are that won't be able to face anymore hardship only to have education.
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• United States
2 Jul 12
You make an excellent point!
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
2 Jul 12
I admire them so much, too. I've never felt SO eager to learn, maybe because it came so easy to me. I love how they want to improve themselves and learn at that age, that power that brings them to study...
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
2 Jul 12
They gives inspiration as well. This only proves that age is not a hinder when we dream of something. Learning is a process and we should not stop learning. Learning is not all about studying to universities. The granny wants to reach her dreams and age is not a matter.
@jula65 (128)
• Hyderabad, India
2 Jul 12
yes there is no age for learning. but still its sad for a child instead of going to school to support to their family. so it happens when nobody is their to take care of them. so its really sad