Im 23 am I too old?

Philippines
January 19, 2007 3:33pm CST
Im planning to go back to school again. My dad has told me he wanted me to take up a course in a known school. I fear that Im old for school. And a lot more.
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• United States
21 Jan 07
You are never to old to learn. I am much older than you and I just completed my Bachelors degree. It took me forever because I went at night and on weekends. If you really want to go back to school especially if it will better your life then do it. Remember nowadays everybody is going back to school because people are being force to change careers do to layoffs. So forget about thinking you are to old. It is your life and your education. Good luck
@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
22 Jan 07
yes. there's no such age rules when getting an education. age is not the question but the willingness of someone to go back to school and fulfill her/his dreams.
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• United States
21 Jan 07
It is never too late to go back to school and learn. Learning should be an everyday thing. I think it is wise decision to go back to school but that is only if you want to. No one should make you go. You have to want to go for yourself and to better your life. If you have a dream career and it needs education to get it fullfilled, then i say go on back. and hold your head up high!. You are still young and have a good head on your shoulders.+
@leleng (247)
• Philippines
21 Jan 07
If you want to learn there is no right age for that. Im 22 years old yet I still continue my studies. At first I feel the same way as you do, but I want to finished my studies because I have my dreams so I continued studying even some student that are younger than me consider me as their ate(in Filipinos it means older sister).
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• Barbados
21 Jan 07
No you aren't too old. I just turned 23 myself and am going back to school this fall. I am looking forward to it. I did a year at a university I hated when I was 18 and have been working since I left, but I always wanted to go back to school. In my uni classes before there was a woman who was in her early sixties and doing her first degree. You are never too old for education. Look forward to your new school life and think of all the possibilities there are going to be for you, new friends, interesting people and much more. Think of it as an adventure into a bright new future. That's how I am choosing to see it.
@alvinia1 (714)
• Romania
21 Jan 07
never is late for study
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• Philippines
20 Jan 07
hi there.. i dont think 23 is too late already sis.. well you know what im 24 right now, turning 25 by next month by the way and im still planning to pursue my studies.. as they've said, there's no such thing as too old to learn.. i guess you really have to encourage and motivate yourself to pursue this thing, and from there, you can make the first step and keep on moving,. aim high that's it! thanks a bunch^_^
@rein2410 (809)
• Australia
19 Jan 07
There are no too late for shchool. so dont worry about, there is not such a thing as too old to study and learn something new, Even a 70 years old might want to learn something new, its just that u live a short live. Dont ever regret this, take up what u can when you have the chance to. This way, im sure you will not regret what u will do
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@one5415 (380)
• Canada
19 Jan 07
No, I don`t think u are too old to learn.u r so young. I still study and one of my classmates is 30 years old. so u r young.
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@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I droppe dout of college when I was 17, went back at 20 to get my associated degree and am now 28 and working on my Bachelor's degree. When I was working on my associates degree I attended many course with people much older than you, some old enough to be my parents. You should always further your education when you have the opportunity to do so. You are never too old to learn something new!
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@Artsimba (1335)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Your never too old, I was 33 when I first attended college courses and I received my Associates Degree when I was 36 and I had a great experience. Good luck in whatever you decide.
@Rumple (301)
• South Africa
19 Jan 07
i dont think you are too old for school. I think people can go back to school at any age. Its never a bad time to start learning again and its a very good thing to do if you have the chance.
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@seewhy (231)
• Australia
19 Jan 07
No, you're not too old at all. When I was at uni there were plenty of mature age students. Some were in their 40's and older so you're definitely not too old at 23.
@chuggs (314)
• United States
19 Jan 07
No way that you are too old for school at 23. I am 27 am a just a sophmore in college, so if I'm not too old, then most certainly you are not. Good luck with whatever you decide.
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• India
25 Jan 07
no you are too young.
• India
25 Jan 07
hi dianagaddi, don't worry, about you being old. I was also the aged ones in my school as I had to drop out of school for several years due to sickness. But, I used to help my classmates, who were young and naive with problems that needed a mature outlook, as I was old enough. They really liked that part. We were a great team. The only thing that would matter when you get in the school is how you bond up with your classmates.Go ahead, make friends and enjoy school life again. You know, being at school is the best part of my life. And I am sure you would enjoy it too.. All the best! Cheers, {:-))
@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
22 Jan 07
age is just a number. and it's never too late to go to school. education is for everyone, young and old. i am 28, a licensed pharmacist and i am going to study further within this year to uplist my pharmacy course. and i don't find anything wrong with me studying again at the age of 28. don't worry. think of what's best for you.
@imakella (669)
• United States
21 Jan 07
u r not old..... but shd be like sharp knife..
• India
20 Jan 07
Hey babe i think your too old for school because i took college because i was denied school at the age 21 so why not you
@missinghim (1339)
• United States
20 Jan 07
why would you think that you are too old for going back to school? Of course not! I've seen people 20 years your senior going back to school. My father wants his Master's and is going back at the age of 50, so no 23 is not too old. You're just really beginning your life at that age, so don't look at the negatives... just how those classes will enrich your life. Also, you are never too old to learn something new. They say you should learn a new thing every day..
@baietzika (588)
• Romania
20 Jan 07
you are never too old for improoving your study. go to school. i wish you good luck.