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    Getting Online High School at the Age of 42!

    It is amazing, how Mark Wahlberg received his high school at age of 42. His next step is going to the University of Southern California for college degree. I assume it is not too late to earn your education .

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    It's never too late!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookderosa View Post
    It's never too late!
    For sure ... unless you're dead. I finished high school at 17, (1960) but I didn't start college etc. till I was around Mark Wahlberg's age. I was working, of course, and went to a whole lot of night classes. I had my first college graduation at 46 -- and my most recent at 62.

    I think I've got more school in me yet...

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    PS - Pretty talented guys, those Wahlberg brothers!
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    Wahlberg is to be commended for his effort and determination. The world is full of academic late bloomers.

    Although I graduated, I hated high school. When I began college at 27 I wanted to learn. Now, after a B, M, professional D, research M and PhD, I still love the process.

    Go Mark...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    For sure ... unless you're dead. I finished high school at 17, (1960) but I didn't start college etc. till I was around Mark Wahlberg's age. I was working, of course, and went to a whole lot of night classes. I had my first college graduation at 46 -- and my most recent at 62.

    I think I've got more school in me yet...

    Johann

    PS - Pretty talented guys, those Wahlberg brothers!
    That's AWESOME!! I didn't suspect you were in *that age group <smile>
    Did you hear the news story, the reason he dropped out of high school in 9th grade was because he was accused of murder?! Wow. Talk about a turn around!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookderosa View Post
    Did you hear the news story, the reason he dropped out of high school in 9th grade was because he was accused of murder?! Wow. Talk about a turn around!
    Now if he'd gone back right after it was all over... he'd have had AWESOME respect from the other students!

    Anyway - he and his brother have done some amazing work. I remember Mark in "Traveller" (1997), about a group of nomadic con artists in North Carolina. My kind of movie! Mark has come a long way from "Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch" and brother Donnie has done a lot more than his now-revived career with "New Kids on the Block." I enjoy his performances in "Blue Bloods." My hat's off to both of them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    Now if he'd gone back right after it was all over... he'd have had AWESOME respect from the other students!

    Anyway - he and his brother have done some amazing work. I remember Mark in "Traveller" (1997), about a group of nomadic con artists in North Carolina. My kind of movie! Mark has come a long way from "Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch" and brother Donnie has done a lot more than his now-revived career with "New Kids on the Block." I enjoy his performances in "Blue Bloods." My hat's off to both of them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randell1234 View Post
    If you like con artist movies you should see Rounders and House of Games
    I do like them, Randell. There are always so many useful things I can learn from them! My interest in the movie, "Traveller" was due to my fascination with "Irish Travellers" as an ethnic group - particularly those who live in America. Here's the plot:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120366/synopsis

    Thanks for the suggestions.

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    I agree that it's never too late. People learn new information during the whole life. I look up to people who have a desire to improve their skills and knowledge!!!

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    I know it's an old thread, but I just wanted to chime in and say how awesome this is. Pretty inspiring for those of us who are starting to think that we are too old to not have a bachelor's yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookderosa View Post
    That's AWESOME!! I didn't suspect you were in *that age group <smile>
    Did you hear the news story, the reason he dropped out of high school in 9th grade was because he was accused of murder?! Wow. Talk about a turn around!
    Was he accused of murder for beating that Vietnamese guy about the head with a stick? I remeber hearing that the Vietnamese man lost an eye, but I did not know MW was accused of murder?

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    There is no age of learning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEKMAN View Post
    It is amazing, how Mark Wahlberg received his high school at age of 42. His next step is going to the University of Southern California for college degree. I assume it is not too late to earn your education .

    URL: Mark Wahlberg Graduates from High School ... Finally (VIDEO)
    It's never too late to finish education . This is an inspiring story.

    Steve Levicoff dropped out of high school but he's now the most sought after expert on distance education . He went to a variety of schools and went on to get a doctorate. If anyone is an inspiration and someone to look up to it would be Steve Levicoff a high school drop out to an inspiration to so many people on here.

    We should give a round of applause for Mark Wahlberg, Steve Levicoff and countless others who have demonstrated it's never to late to get an education .

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    It is very cool that he decided to go back. I have written about this reasoning many times; for older folks, the choice is often going online or being stuck in a room with people barely past high school age. Embarrassment likely plays a role in all of this.

    Good for him!


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