Join Date: Jul 2002
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totally worth it! I was much more serious about my education, after having lived in the real world, working crappy jobs and paying my own bills.
I didn't do it for some job I might get in the future, I did it for me, because I wanted to. When I originally had gone to school it was because that's what everyone else wanted me to do, what was expected of me. When I went back to school it was because that's what *I* wanted. The sense of accomplishment, knowing that I can actually finish something I started, is what makes it worth it to me.
If you do go back to school, don't do it out of any sense of obligation, don't do it for some potential job in the future or for the money you might earn with a certain degree. Do it for you. Do it because you want to learn more about a certain subject.
yes, some of the younger students did really get on my nerves, but only because they just weren't serious about their studies, they didn't care, they weren't learning a thing, and some of them were rather disruptive when they carried on chitchat during lectures. But I wasn't there to socialize (like they obviously were) I was there for an education. I got one, and nothing and noone can ever take that away from me. Once you are taking higher level courses, though, those people won't be in your classes anymore (seeing as how the vast majority of them drop out, and the ones who stick with it are much more serious about getting good grades).