IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO CHANGE!

inspiration Sep 09, 2018

It was the first day at university and the young man was excited about the future that lay ahead. Whilst exploring the campus he turned a corner and nearly knocked over an elderly professor. "Oh my goodness" he exclaimed, "I'm so sorry professor!".

"That's ok son," the man said, "but I'm no professor - I'm a student and it's my first day here".

The young man was shocked and before he realised that he was possibly being insensitive he blurted out "But you're so old - I'm sorry - I didn't mean it to come out like that but ..." he shut up, feeling embarrassed.

The old man laughed, "It's ok son, don't worry - I know I'm old - I'm actually 74!"

"Wow" exclaimed the young man "so what are you studying".

"Medicine" replied the old man "it's always been my dream to study medicine but I couldn't afford it whilst I was younger but now I have the time and money so here I am"

The young man was shocked again "But a medical degree will take between 5 and 7 years - you will be 80 years old when you graduate!"

The older man smiled "Son, god willing I will be 80 anyway in 6 years, whether I follow my dreams or not!"

"Let me give you some advice from an old man near the end of his journey to a young man at the start of his own. Of course you shouldn't - as a young man - be thinking about your time on this earth finishing, however, it will, it's the only certainty we all have, that one day our time here will end - so whether you have 80 years left or 8 - make sure you live every moment and never ever give up on your dreams - it's never too late!!"

 

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