It’s never too old to learn
There is a story carried on Fox News (June 6, 2012) that really caught my attention. It had to do with a 97-year-old woman who received an honorary high school diploma, something she had longed for all her life but was unable to achieve because of domestic circumstance.
According to the story, the woman, Anna Lupica, grew up during the days of the Great Depression in the USA, when work was more important than getting an education. She put work and family before herself; something that countless people have done but unlike that woman never got a chance to graduate from school.
I thought of sharing this story with readers if only to make the point that it is never too old to learn, especially in this age of information and communication technology, where knowledge can be obtained at the click of a button. We are entering the era of virtual learning, where knowledge and skills could be obtained within the confines of one’s home.