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Starting or going back to college at 40: Is it too late?

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There you are sitting in class waiting for the professor to come in when you look up and see young people half your age entering the class dressed in torn sagging jeans, untied timberland boots, and female blouses cut so low you wonder why they even put on a shirt. And then you ask yourself, “What the french toast am I doing here?” To add insult to injury, a very sweet innocent looking young female student puts her hand on your shoulder and says, “You’ll be ok honey, my grandmother is thinking about going back to school too and she’s about your age.” Just as your brain fired the muscle impulse to jump up and slap the taste out of her mouth the professor walks in and you’re jolted back to reality. All the while thinking “I’ll get that little heffa later”. That may be exaggerating a bit, but the reality is that more and more older Americans are going back to school. Is it the economy, career change, their current job requires that they have a degree, or is it just personal satisfaction? Then there are some who are pondering the idea of going to school but not quite sure if they should because of their age. What do you think? Let’s talk about it! Submit your comments to keepnitrealwitkimp@gmail.com or call in during the show with your questions or comments to (347) 826-9214. And as always, my only request is that, like the name of the show says; you keep it real.