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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:32 PM

Thank you Pell grant and Perkins Loans. I'm 38 years old and loving life.

I just want to say, I may complain about the workload and the hours of reading/writing at times, but I am so thankful for my opportunity to attend college.

I got to spend an hour and a half today talking about Thucydides telling of the history of the Peloponnesian War and really, the foundations a radical new democracy as well as the perils of an imperial overstretch.

Then we framed the discussion around the idea of democracy being prone (or not) to empire due to it's restless and constantly striving citizenry. Moving on from Thucydides, tonight I get to begin reading The Republic of Plato.

It all just kind of makes my brain fire in a personally fulfilling and exciting new way. I really am thankful for this opportunity to grow.

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Reply Thank you Pell grant and Perkins Loans. I'm 38 years old and loving life. (Original post)
Ed Suspicious Feb 2013 OP
jpak Feb 2013 #1
Ed Suspicious Feb 2013 #2
elleng Feb 2013 #3
Journeyman Feb 2013 #4
Ed Suspicious Feb 2013 #5
Journeyman Feb 2013 #7
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #6
VenusRising Feb 2013 #8

Response to Ed Suspicious (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:33 PM

1. You mean Pell GRANT, right?

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Response to jpak (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:35 PM

2. Fixed thanks. doh

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:37 PM

3. 'democracy being prone (or not) to empire due to it's restless and constantly striving citizenry.'

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:39 PM

4. I'm happy for you, that you get this opportunity. . .

I loved my years at the University. And though I continue to grow and develop, constantly challenging myself with new topics or more detailed examinations of the old, there was something magical about studying in a rarefied atmosphere, something exhilarating about being challenged at every turn by people just as intellectually curious, just as adamant for their own ideals.

I've told my wife, if we ever win the lottery, I'm going back to school.

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:46 PM

5. That's exactly what I'm talking about. Coming from a blue collar family and being a first gen.

college student, I feel like I'm getting away with some kind of frivolity, but I know better, and I know I absolutely love it.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:29 PM

7. Yeah. My background too. . . .

My people were Okies on my Mother's side. They picked stone fruit in the San Joaquin when they first arrived in California. For me to acquire the education I have, and now do the type of work I am so fortunate to love, I count myself blessed in many inarticulable ways.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:20 PM

6. It's wonderful you had this opportunity. Education should be free for all.

 

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:37 PM

8. Yay for learning!

I made a 105 on my Biology Lab Practical today. All thanks to the Pell Grant!

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