Getting Online High School at the Age of 42!

Discussion in 'High School Education via Distance Learning' started by TEKMAN, Sep 18, 2013.


    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

  2. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    It's never too late!
  3. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    For sure ... unless you're dead. :smile: 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...


    PS - Pretty talented guys, those Wahlberg brothers!
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  4. RAM PhD

    RAM PhD Member

    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...
  5. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    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!
  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Now if he'd gone back right after it was all over... he'd have had AWESOME respect from the other students! :smile:

    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!

  7. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    If you like con artist movies you should see Rounders and House of Games
    Rounders (1998) - IMDb
    House of Games (1987) - IMDb
  8. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I do like them, Randell. There are always so many useful things I can learn from them! :smile: 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:

    Thanks for the suggestions.

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  9. Sun55

    Sun55 New Member

    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!!!
  10. Tedium42

    Tedium42 New Member

    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.
  11. 03310151

    03310151 Active Member

    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?
  12. archananair

    archananair New Member

    There is no age of learning.
  13. potpourri

    potpourri New Member

    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.
  14. tcnixon

    tcnixon Active Member

    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!

    Tom Nixon

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