At 98 years of age a man does wonders.

@dpk262006 (56480)
Delhi, India
September 26, 2017 10:52pm CST
There was a news in the morning newspaper that a 98 years old man completed his Post Graduate degree in Economics from Nalanda Open University, India. He did his graduation way back in 1938 and wanted to pursue his Post Graduation in his life. He told reporters that he wanted to inspire young men/women and wanted to tell them that - where there is a will, there is a way. It took two years (2016 & 2017) for him to complete two years Post Graduate degree. Many of us have already completed our studies long back. Would you like to go for further studies in any field, if you get an opportunity? I would like to go for another degree, provided I am free from other responsibilities. Image courtesy - Google
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@vandana7 (66908)
• India
27 Sep
No. No more studies. We are learning using new devices everyday anyway. What is the point if my knowledge and skills don't get used?
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@iriswest (172)
• Philippines
27 Sep
It is all up to you when you apply your knowledge or not.
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@vandana7 (66908)
• India
27 Sep
@iriswest ..At that age, nobody is going to employ him. It is just some personal satisfaction.
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@iriswest (172)
• Philippines
27 Sep
@vandana7 Yeah, probably it is just his greatest dream life and yeah, it is the most important aspect in life, happiness or satisfaction.
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@JustBhem (41653)
• Davao, Philippines
27 Sep
I still love to go to school. I plan to take a VA training next month.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
27 Sep
It is interesting to hear that you still want to pursue your studies. Kudos to you.
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@JustBhem (41653)
• Davao, Philippines
27 Sep
@dpk262006 Yes, I wanted to have another course.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
27 Sep
@JustBhem Hats off to you for your spirit.
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@vsai2008 (9438)
• India
27 Sep
Hats off to him, I would surely consider if an opportunity comes along my way
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
27 Sep
Yes, that man deserved to be congratulated for his unimaginable efforts. It is good to hear that if any opportunity comes your way, you would like to avail the opportunity and would consider studying further.
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@vsai2008 (9438)
• India
27 Sep
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
27 Sep
@vsai2008 Thanks for your wishes.
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@marguicha (100514)
• Chile
27 Sep
I don´t think I´m capable. But I do think this is amazing.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
27 Sep
It means that you won't like to go for studies at this stage. Yes, indeed it is amazing that someone could do it at the age of 98 years.
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@iriswest (172)
• Philippines
27 Sep
It is actually possible. As the man said, "If there is a will, there is a way".
@marguicha (100514)
• Chile
27 Sep
@dpk262006 I would like to study. But I know that I can´t. I´m not what I was after chemotherapy.
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@sugartoes (42048)
• Greencastle, Indiana
27 Sep
it's amazing how someone that AGE would go the distance to do something like that that is really cool.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
27 Sep
It really surprised me also that how could someone do it at such a ripe age. He did it from Distance Learning Programme but he must be applauded for his efforts and spirits.
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@iriswest (172)
• Philippines
27 Sep
It is somewhat impossible for a person to do that because there are lots of factors, especially his health.
@Freelanzer (9496)
• Canada
27 Sep
No I have done it all and my education now comes from the practical experiences in life.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
27 Sep
It means that you won't like to go for further studies so as to obtain a degree. You are right that practical experiences in our life teach us a lot.
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@LadyDuck (171600)
• Switzerland
27 Sep
I admire those who still have the will to go on with new courses. I would have liked some years ago, no more now.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
28 Sep
Yes, the act of that man is really commendable. You have reached at such a stage that you would not like to study further.
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@LadyDuck (171600)
• Switzerland
28 Sep
@dpk262006 No, because I do not want to be obliged to have schedules and rules.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
29 Sep
@LadyDuck Yes, if you decide to study, you will have to stick to a schedule, which you do not want.
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@SIMPLYD (81688)
• Philippines
14 Nov
I think, I am finished with studying. What I like to do is to someday be able to travel outside the country.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
14 Nov
It means you do not want to study further and you instead would like to study practical things by travelling.
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@SIMPLYD (81688)
• Philippines
14 Nov
@dpk262006 True. I just would like to read books and travel if I can when I retire.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
15 Nov
@SIMPLYD Yes, reading books and travelling are two of the best bets to spend our time. When would you retire?
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@much2say (39987)
• United States
9 Nov
98 ! I hope to be like him when I grow up !! There is a myriad of classes I would love to take - the possibilities would be endless!! I already have an art degree, in illustration and graphic design . . . but there are so many other facets of art I could dive into. I would love to get a degree in art history - just for fun. But I would also love to have degrees in linguistics, journalism (which was my original major), theater, physical education . . . like I said, the possibilities would be endless!
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
10 Nov
Hats off to you for your spirit and dedication. You still have desire and will to go for further degrees, provided it is practically possible for you. There is no full stop, if we want to expand our horizons of knowledge.
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@much2say (39987)
• United States
10 Nov
@dpk262006 That's the thing . . . if only it could be possible . . . but there is that issue of time, money, and current life. I would love to go to school all my life, but then that itself would not put food on the table. What other degree would you get if you could?
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
14 Nov
@much2say Yeah, there are so many constraints that even if one wishes, it is not easy to pursue any degree. I already did my Post Graduation long back, I won't like to go for any other degree.
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@arunima25 (6751)
• Bangalore, India
30 Jul
I would. I always love to learn a new thing or language and I am doing it. I completed my formal education a long time back. But still going to classes to learn music and things that I missed out in early age is most welcome.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
6 Aug
It is nice on your part that you have zest and zeal to learn new languages and new things, which you missed out earlier. There is no end to learning, till we are alive, we could learn any new thing.
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@arunima25 (6751)
• Bangalore, India
6 Aug
@dpk262006 I think learning and adapting to things is the most required skill to survive.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
7 Aug
@arunima25 Very rightly said that learning and adapting to things is the very important for our survival.
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@Lizirazo (2424)
• United States
11 Oct
Though have graduated way back 12 years ago but would love to pursue more degrees when my kids are a bit older, maybe when they are 5 years old.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
12 Oct
I salute your spirit to pursue further studies. It is understandable that till your triplets grow, it will not be easy for you to pursue further studies.
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@Lizirazo (2424)
• United States
12 Oct
@dpk262006 Yes presently it's not easy caring for them and studying.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
12 Oct
@Lizirazo It is highly impossible for you to devote time for studies in the present situation.
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• United States
28 Sep
I so love to hear these wonderful stories about elderly and the aged accomplishing so much dpk!! Thanks for sharing him with us and congrats to him..may he live long!!! Perhaps I may like to learn more, not sure at this point dpk.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
29 Sep
Yes, you are very right that such stories motivates us and tell us that where there is a will, there is a way and nothing is impossible in this world. I need inspiration and motivation to keep us going in our life and such examples help. Does not matter, if you do not want to learn more. Have a nice day and weekend ahead.
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• United States
29 Sep
@dpk262006 You too thanks dpk..here is another story you may like
The world's oldest blogger reveals how it's possible to transform your life and find happiness at 100 years of age.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
5 Oct
@TiarasOceanView Thanks for sharing the link.
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@cahaya1983 (10039)
• Malaysia
15 Nov
Yes I do have plans, but at the moment I can only commit myself to enrolling in online courses - which is wonderful too.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
15 Nov
It is good to hear that you have plans to study further. It does not matter if you study online or offline. All the best.
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@cahaya1983 (10039)
• Malaysia
16 Nov
@dpk262006 Thanks!
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
16 Nov
@cahaya1983 You are welcome.
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@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
27 Sep
I have my post graduate study of MPA now and completed 2 semesters already. Hopefully I'll be able to finished it next year.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
28 Sep
It is nice to hear that you have been pursuing higher studies and you will finish it next year. Keep it up.
@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
29 Sep
@dpk262006 Thanks. Its because I wasn't promoted before, there are additional points when you have post graduate studies.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
29 Sep
@Phelly02 It means your office give weight-age to an employee's additional educational qualification? It is indeed a very encouraging thing and I understand this keeps the employees motivated.
@bluesa (14424)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
I no longer want to study. But I am so happy that this 98 year old achieved this.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
3 Nov
I can understand the most of us may not like to go to study further at a ripe age.
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@tom_view (4004)
• Kolkata, India
25 Oct
is it true?
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
26 Oct
The news appeared with full facts in a renowned newspaper with his picture. I do not see any reason to doubt it.
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@tzwrites (4955)
• Romania
25 Oct
It's remarkable that he is able to concentrate and study at his age. Many others who live that long are probably in bed all day.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
26 Oct
Indeed, it is commendable that at the age of 98 the gentleman was able to complete his post graduation. Yeah, you are right that many do not attain the age of 98 and even if they do, they are not in their pinkest of health.
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@antonbunot (9547)
• Calgary, Alberta
28 Sep
I wonder if he is still interested to apply for a job.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
29 Sep
He completed his Post Graduation degree for his personal satisfaction. I do not think he did it for getting a job.
@yugocean (8799)
• India
28 Sep
I wonder why somebody will waste this way? Now Education is actually not available, providing degrees and certificate is all known as Education which isnt wanted more than we require for job.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
29 Sep
It was his choice to pursue a Post Graduate degree course at such a ripe age and he succeeded in his goal.
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@cacay1 (33190)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
27 Sep
There are some here at their 80's pursued their dream and they are now lawyers in their 80's , better late than never. I already finished many courses 2 masters and almost 2 doctorates, but my courses did not make me wealthy but help me in other ways.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
28 Sep
You mean to say that you have come across or read about people who studied and became lawyers in their eighties. Yes, it is better late than never, I agree with you. Good to hear that you have not only done Masters in two subjects but you have done Doctorate in two subjects. Hats off to you.