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    japhy4529 is offline House Bassist
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    Norm Smith launches new career as optometrist as he nears 70!

    Very inspiring story, especially for those of us who've been contemplating a midlife career change and wondering if we're too old!

    http://blog.oregonlive.com/education...ew_career.html

    Disclaimer: this has absolutely nothing to do with distance learning. Just a nice story. :)
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    My favorite line:

    "He also could have paid his $45,000 annual tuition up front, but he says it made more financial sense to take government loans, which give him 25 years to pay back."
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    BlueMason is offline Audaces fortuna juvat
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    "It is never too late to be what you might have been." -- George Eliot

    ..and my all-time favourite:
    “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.” -- Henry Ford
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    Awesome story honestly... My wife was in med school with people that were 20 years her senior. Sky is the limit. I say keep going with your education if you can afford it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edowave View Post
    My favorite line:

    "He also could have paid his $45,000 annual tuition up front, but he says it made more financial sense to take government loans, which give him 25 years to pay back."
    That is amusing, but I wouldn't doubt that someone with that much oomph at 70 will be around long enough to make good on it.
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