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But not 71-year-old Michael Nicholson of Kalamazoo, Mich. Nicholson has earned 29 degrees and is now pursuing his 30th.
Nicholson has one bachelor's degree, two associate's degrees, 22 master's degrees, three specialist degrees and one doctoral degree.
Good god! That's insane! I say good for him. How often do people find what truly makes them happy in life and pursues it until the end? How many of us deal with jobs we dislike day after day, just being miserable?EDIT: OOPS, forgot the link.ABC NEWS
"It's stimulation to go to the class, look at the material that's required and meet the teacher and students. It makes life interesting for me," he said. "Otherwise, things would be pretty dull."
Exactly. What the world could be if we weren't tied down by financial obligations, and everyone could pursue what makes them happy.I also wanted to author a somewhat positive thread, since there is a lot of doom and gloom. Then again, sensational doom and gloom is what gets reaction from this community most of the time.I've sometimes wondered what others would do if they had the freedom to pursue what truly made them happy. For this guy, it's learning.
Originally posted by MrSelfDestruct
I'd say the good to come from it is, his enjoyment. He doesn't have to be curing aids to make it worth while.
Thanks OP it's a good post, great to know that some people actually enjoy what they do, I'd love to find something like that for myself.
- speaking about his wife, who I suppose has supported him his entire adult life so he could continue schooling:
"I cannot function on a computer, so she has to do it."
"I just stayed in school and took menial jobs to pay for the education and just made a point of getting more degrees and eventually I retired so that I could go full-time to school," Nicholson told ABCNews.com.