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Isabella55
Posts: 152
West Hollywood, California, US


Because I'm helluva ready to stop now.
Dec 05 12 04:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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Carlos Occidental
Posts: 10,546
Glendora, California, US


I've been in and out of school pretty much forever.  I'm 45 now just getting into a Bachelor's degree.  I'm half way done. 

I hear you, though.  The other times, I just took classes I wanted to take, so it was fun.  Now, I have to take all these fucking liberal arts classes, too.  Hate em.
Dec 05 12 04:42 pm  Link  Quote 
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Peter Claver
Posts: 26,657
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Finished my degree at 26. Haven't been back since.
Dec 05 12 04:45 pm  Link  Quote 
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A S Photography
Posts: 1,215
Newark, Delaware, US


After my dad retired, he went back to school to take Art classes.

It's been over 20 years and he's still taking classes.

Every once in a while they try to get him to graduate, but he hasn't taken all of the required courses.
Dec 05 12 05:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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Wildcat Photography
Posts: 1,486
Valparaiso, Indiana, US


26 With my degree.

However, I never stop learning...Life can be a hard taskmaster at times.

It's true you can leave academia...but you never should stop learning.

Wildcat
Dec 05 12 05:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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Kitty LaRose
Posts: 12,708
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Earned my degree at 24 ... but I want to go back for another big_smile
Dec 05 12 05:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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joeyk
Posts: 14,626
Seminole, Florida, US


3 degrees:

1 at 23

1 at 43

1 at 44

Many "certifications" along the way.

Don't know what one will be next but, there will be more.
Dec 05 12 05:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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nwprophoto
Posts: 13,911
Kalibo, Western Visayas, Philippines


My professional licenses require continuing education.
Get to quit school when I retire.
Dec 05 12 06:07 pm  Link  Quote 
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Skipshots
Posts: 13,421
Atlanta, Georgia, US


High school at 17
College at 21
Masters at 28
Doctorate at 52
Life at 78 and counting
Dec 05 12 06:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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Eye of Sicari
Posts: 36,883
Toledo, Ohio, US


I just went to a class Friday
Dec 05 12 06:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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Damianne
Posts: 15,973
Austin, Texas, US


17.

Don't really look back.
Dec 05 12 07:00 pm  Link  Quote 
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-JAY-
Posts: 6,415
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


I'm 29 and starting my MBA in February.
Dec 05 12 07:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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Marc Damon
Posts: 6,562
Biloxi, Mississippi, US


Never. We all learn something every day. Sometimes we learn as a collective and sometimes as an individual. Sometimes it's insignificant and sometimes it's profound but it's still something new filling our gray matter whether we like it or not.
Dec 05 12 07:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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DivaEroticus
Posts: 14,494
Fayetteville, Arkansas, US


I graduated from high school at 17, then started college at 32 and graduated with my bachelor of music when I was 37.
Dec 05 12 08:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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SPierce Photography
Posts: 19,637
Amherst, Massachusetts, US


I went all the way through, in normal fashion.  Graduated. Am happy to be done and have it over with!
Dec 05 12 08:07 pm  Link  Quote 
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No Name Uno
Posts: 400
San Martin, California, US


I'm 68 and I'm going to continue my college education this spring in horticulture. I graduated from the U of California Master Gardener program in 2011.

Education is a treasure, never stop learning...

BTW I have a BS in electrical engineering and a post grad degree in education. Hooray for me ... NOT
Dec 05 12 08:38 pm  Link  Quote 
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Eclectic Vision
Posts: 8,169
Toledo, Ohio, US


15
Dec 05 12 09:04 pm  Link  Quote 
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Damon Banner
Posts: 85,269
Hayward, California, US


28.  when I was a year into grad school. 




what are your career prospects if you quit now?
Dec 05 12 10:56 pm  Link  Quote 
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hygvhgvkhy
Posts: 2,092
Chicago, Illinois, US


14 tongue

Although I plan on going back when I can(-:
Dec 05 12 11:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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Cherrystone
Posts: 36,280
Columbus, Ohio, US


42
Dec 05 12 11:28 pm  Link  Quote 
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hygvhgvkhy
Posts: 2,092
Chicago, Illinois, US


Marc Damon wrote:
Never. We all learn something every day. Sometimes we learn as a collective and sometimes as an individual. Sometimes it's insignificant and sometimes it's profound but it's still something new filling our gray matter whether we like it or not.

I like this(: it's very true. And I've stopped school, but I am currently teaching myself swahili(: learning is a wonderful& never ending expansion of knowledge, you don't have be locked in a building to do it.

Dec 05 12 11:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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Orca Bay Images
Posts: 32,233
Lodi, California, US


Finished my bachelor at 34. Dinked and dunked at college and not-college for years, then decided to knuckle down at 31. Had a wonderful time along the way.
Dec 05 12 11:31 pm  Link  Quote 
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Makeup Hair by Dani B
Posts: 729
Seattle, Washington, US


Finished at 24. Will love to go back when I retire.
Dec 05 12 11:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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Photos 4 The Memories
Posts: 1,279
Kewaskum, Wisconsin, US


Dropped out at 16.
Dec 05 12 11:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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Michael Broughton
Posts: 2,211
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Damianne wrote:
17.

Don't really look back.

+1

Dec 05 12 11:58 pm  Link  Quote 
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Isabella55
Posts: 152
West Hollywood, California, US


I don't know if anyone else has found this to be true, but I think you learn more experiencing life instead of sitting in a classroom dreaming about it. I learned so much more being in the real world then I ever have in school. Learning more about yourself through personal interest and life experiences will teach you so much more than anything else.
Dec 06 12 12:22 am  Link  Quote 
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Damon Banner
Posts: 85,269
Hayward, California, US


Isabella55 wrote:
I don't know if anyone else has found this to be true, but I think you learn more experiencing life instead of sitting in a classroom dreaming about it. I learned so much more being in the real world then I ever have in school. Learning more about yourself through personal interest and life experiences will teach you so much more than anything else.

Nope.  I learned more in school.  That type of knowledge had worked to directly increase my pay.

because of my schooling (and access to money) I found myself.

In around 20 countries.  my passport is used up!

Dec 06 12 12:39 am  Link  Quote 
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Damon Banner
Posts: 85,269
Hayward, California, US


if you want to drop out, just do it.  You don't need any cosigns from us.
Dec 06 12 12:47 am  Link  Quote 
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Solacium
Posts: 9,640
Charleston, South Carolina, US


I got my master's degree at 23. Now at 24 I already want to go back. Hindsight is 20/20. I was so ready to be done a year and a half ago.

Now I'm rested and ready to go back big_smile

Why isn't it free? sad
Dec 06 12 04:13 am  Link  Quote 
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SPRINGHEEL
Posts: 38,135
Gibraltar, Michigan, US


I can't count that high
Dec 06 12 06:29 am  Link  Quote 
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Two Pears Studio
Posts: 3,321
Wilmington, Delaware, US


my painting teacher died last year at 95. I don't think he was ready to be done with school.
Dec 06 12 07:22 am  Link  Quote 
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Carlos Occidental
Posts: 10,546
Glendora, California, US


Isabella55 wrote:
I don't know if anyone else has found this to be true, but I think you learn more experiencing life instead of sitting in a classroom dreaming about it. I learned so much more being in the real world then I ever have in school. Learning more about yourself through personal interest and life experiences will teach you so much more than anything else.

No.  Couldn't possibly be more untrue.

Dec 06 12 08:22 am  Link  Quote 
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hygvhgvkhy
Posts: 2,092
Chicago, Illinois, US


Isabella55 wrote:
I don't know if anyone else has found this to be true, but I think you learn more experiencing life instead of sitting in a classroom dreaming about it. I learned so much more being in the real world then I ever have in school. Learning more about yourself through personal interest and life experiences will teach you so much more than anything else.

I have(-: no one believes me though:P I believe learning is easier when you aren't being force fed anything and don't Have to do anything. Simply learning about things that actually interest me on a daily basis I think is more productive than schooling was

Dec 06 12 09:00 am  Link  Quote 
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hygvhgvkhy
Posts: 2,092
Chicago, Illinois, US


Damon Banner wrote:
if you want to drop out, just do it.  You don't need any cosigns from us.

&this. You don't need someone else's approval to make your own life decisions.

Dec 06 12 09:03 am  Link  Quote 
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MesmerEyes Photography
Posts: 2,913
Tyler, Texas, US


I'm 36 not attending school currently but life for me would be so much different had I completed my studies when I was in my 20's. Plan to go back and finish whenever the real world will let go of my foot. Good luck to you with whatever you decide.
Dec 06 12 12:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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Isabella55
Posts: 152
West Hollywood, California, US


Presley ONeil wrote:

I have(-: no one believes me though:P I believe learning is easier when you aren't being force fed anything and don't Have to do anything. Simply learning about things that actually interest me on a daily basis I think is more productive than schooling was

Exactly, I feel the same way. Spending a year in the Military would teach me so much more than spending a year in a classroom. The only way you can really learn to navigate your way around life is by living it.

Dec 06 12 01:05 pm  Link  Quote 
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Isabella55
Posts: 152
West Hollywood, California, US


Presley ONeil wrote:

&this. You don't need someone else's approval to make your own life decisions.

I know

Dec 06 12 01:06 pm  Link  Quote 
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DivaEroticus
Posts: 14,494
Fayetteville, Arkansas, US


I'd eventually like to go back for my masters degree in early music performance, or music history, but I think it'll be a while.  I loved school (college, not high school).
Dec 06 12 01:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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Wye
Posts: 9,562
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Damon Banner wrote:

Nope.  I learned more in school.  That type of knowledge had worked to directly increase my pay.

because of my schooling (and access to money) I found myself.

In around 20 countries.  my passport is used up!

I agree.

I found a combination of school and work and life got me something I never would have gotten otherwise.  Depends on what one wants to do, I suppose.  For me there was no other way.

Dec 06 12 01:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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DarcieK
Posts: 10,874
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada


I graduated high school when I was 18 and then finished university shortly before my 23rd birthday (and got diploma shortly after).

So, 23 I guess. I'm considering going back to school in January though.
Dec 06 12 01:15 pm  Link  Quote 
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