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Jason King

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Is education for sake of education worthwhile?

I know my thoughts on this, as someone in their mid-forties, established in their career, who is returning to school now that my kids are grown. In fact my youngest is in his second year of college and one of his friends recently asked why I would I go back to school now. It’s not to get a job, I have one. It’s not to get a better one, I love what I do. It’s not to get more money, because I doubt it will have much effect there. For me it because I have always felt that education was important, it’s just that life got in the way and now that I can… why wouldn't I?

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  • Nov 22 2013: Go for it. I have always taken courses that had nothing to do with my major - just because it was interesting and fun. I did it when I was working. Needed the stimulation. Now that I am retired, I am planning to take the LSAT in February unless something comes up and go to law school - think it would be fun.
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      Nov 22 2013: Hi,Wayne.
      " I have always taken courses that had nothing to do with my major - just because it was interesting and fun."
      Then what if you don't have any chance to practice it?I am confused sometimes,for i always want to learn German as my third language,but there is hardly any usefulness.So i still haven't decided yet.What do you think?
      • Nov 22 2013: Do it - I have a tin ear and it takes me forever to speak a language correctly but I learnt Russian so that I could read the authors in the native language - so much better than reading a translation. I am now trying to learn to read arabic - interested in reading the Qur'an the same way. Hard going but fun
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          Nov 23 2013: Wow,amazing,Wayne.I can tell you must live your life with gusto.I like your perception of doing things just for fun.Maybe learn some Chinese in the future?:)
          Have a nice weekend.:)

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