Not all people have the chance to finish their studies during their young age because of financial difficulties. This is also the reason why there are many working students or even students that are already old, yet they still prefer to study.
Just like this unidentified middle-aged man who still pursues his college education despite his age.
In a recent Facebook post, a netizen named Juvelyn Capariño Bass shared a photo of a man falling in line to photocopy some handouts or school documents.
She captioned her post:
“Saludo ako kay Tatay. Kanina habang nagpapa–photocopy ako ng hand–outs, nakita ko si Tatay. Magpapa–photocopy din siya, akala ko yung pinapa–photocopy niya na documents ay para sa anak niya, Yun pala ay sa kanya.
At first, the netizen thought that he’s only doing this for his child, but when she got the chance to talk to him, the man said that the handouts are really for him.
“Si Tatay ay nag–aaral sa ICCT Education course niya at 4th year student na. Pintor sa umaga at estudyante sa gabi. Nakakabilib pa kasi scholar si Tatay ng CHED. Saludo po ako sa inyo kasi hindi naging hadlang yung edad niyo para matupad yung pangarap niyo,” she continued.
According to her post, the middle-aged man is a 4th-year student at ICCT College and he’s taking up an Education course. Juvelyn also learned that the middle-aged man is a CHED scholar and a working student at the same time.
Many netizens who admired him expressed their reactions to the post.
“Lagi ko ‘tong kausap sa school noong college ako. Dami mo matutunan about kay God tapos kahit na malabo mata niya at naoperahan siya sa mata tuloy pa rin siya mag–aral.”
“Mabait ‘to. Sobrang galang niya lalo na kapag mag–approach siya. School mate ko siya.”
“Naging classmate ko po ‘yan si Sir before but I already forgot his name. Pero alam ko naging classmate ko siya sa isang subject. At talagang masipag at mahusay yan si Sir! Kaya saludo kami d’yan lalo na sa mga nakakakilala talaga sa kanya.”
The story of this man only proves that age is not a hindrance if you really want to pursue your dreams in life although it may take long years and sacrifices.