|(Image from African American Elders Resource Directory)|
Do those elderly people really look at it like that? Funny thing is that two years from now, my career would have really progressed but those elderly people will still be at the same spot, talk about stagnancy. Where is the progression for them? Yes, they might have had a slight increase in income but nothing significant enough to change their status in life. I really don’t know what these people's stories are but whatever the case, is it really too late for those guys to do something to change their lot in life. From my myopic view, my answer is 'I don’t think so.
There are many great people who started late in life such and ended up successful. Examples are listed below
• Mary Kay, the famous cosmetics maker who started her business in 1963 at the age of 45.
• Harrison ford, the famous veteran actor was not a successful actor until the age of 34.
• Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, was 43 when he began drawing his legendary superheroes and his partner Jack Kirby was 44 when he created The Fantastic Four.
• Julia Child didn't even learn to cook until she was almost 40 and didn't launch her popular show until she was 50.
• Harlan Sanders, the Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame, was 66 when he began to promote his style of cooking and create an empire.
I could go and on but the examples are just too many. Even if one doesn’t have an education, it is never too late to start. Nothing says that because one started late, one cannot succeed. Trying is in itself a form of succeeding. Succeed at valuing yourself and go for it!
If, as John Greenleaf Whittier says, the saddest words are "it might have been," the next saddest have to be "I should have tried."