At what age would you say its to late to ''make it''. I'm 26 and starting college next semester. Do I have a chance?
Define "making it" or at least your definition of it anyway.
Nothing wrong with starting college at that age though. If nothing else you will have a different set or experience and knowledge than most your classmates unless you're taking night or online classes.
I felt I had a leg up on most others as a returning college student. Not because of the course work I'd done before. I just felt more on top of shit with knowing how to focus better and network unlike the first time I did college.
It's never too late brah.Learn a ton,train hard and someday you'll build something beautiful.
People's gonna be mirin breh
Dude, it's never too late to make it, whether that means getting swole, getting educated, getting happy, or getting successful. Shit, my mom didn't start school until she was 28 and raising two kids by herself and now she makes six figures and owns a very nice home. Don't let yourself think you can't because then itll just be a self fulfilling prophecy. Lift hard, work hard, study hard, and have discipline and there's little you can't do.
I'm 27 and went back to college this semester. i honestly thing the only way i'm going to make it is by cutting myself off from everything and everyone. lifting and school for the next 3 years.
>i honestly thing the only way i'm going to make it is by cutting myself off from everything and everyone.
Bad idea. Don't go down the road of avoiding friends and partying. I tried that earlier this year for the first few months where I worked out like an animal. Coming home from work and then lifting weights never having any fun time to let off some steam. I noticed my gains started to stagnate because of stress and a lack of play time with friends.
Here's my advice. Work hard and pay your bills or school.... and then every so often do something fun and a little wild. What I do is about once a month I go ham with booze with my close friends (usually at a house party).
To make a healthy balanced life requires play time anon. Work hard, play hard.... but responsibly. After my night out of drinking I detox for the next several days for balancing my health out.
I'm starting college again this next semester I am 25, OP.
Literally, the economy fucked our generation over so much, a lot of are going back to college 25-29. You won't be alone.
Plus girls like older guys so, have fun.
There are a lot of good feels in this thread.
>About to turn 26
>About to start a really good job
>Just finished cutting hard from fat fuck mode, lost about 120 pounds over the course of a year and a half
>Got a number from a qt twink the other night.
>Sometimes I feel old, but when I look around me I can't help but feel pretty fucking alive.
That said I'm still a raging alcoholic that plays way to much vidya and has huge insecurities about my sexuality and personal life. I suppose I'm still better off than when I was 19-20 and in my "Prime"
I'm 25. I have a bachelor's from Europe but now that I live in Canada I'm in school again. I took some courses last year at night and now I'm full-time student. I'm still waiting for an answer on my transfer credits report but I'm not expecting much. I'll probably have 3 more years ahead of me, at best.
Like you, I also feel bad about it sometimes. I feel like a looser. But, anyway, it's better than not trying, and I'm pretty good at everything as long as I give a shit and keep motivated.
It's time to man up.
I hope so man. I'm in the same boat, though somewhat younger. ETSing and going to school.
Meh, I'm 26 and about to graduate this year. I have to say, socially it's not great. I'm living in a college town and sometimes I feel like I'm barely treated as a human. Everywhere I go, in school, around town, I'm given this "skeptical" look, as if no one is quite sure what I'm even doing there. My major requires a lot of groupwork and whenever I'm in the group they just talk to each other and as soon as I say anything they all stop and look at me with this freaked out expression as if they're scared of me. It maybe doesn't help that my hair is already going grey.
Really cool people in this thread
Makes me feel better about my situation
I started lifting when I was 25. It's never too late.
As long as you have a half-decent brain in your head and are serviceably able-bodied you can make it, whatever that actually means to you. Hell, guys in wheelchairs can and have made it. You just have to be willing to make the changes you need to do it.
You got a chance OP. The thing to remember here is, your peers are not the 18-22 year olds. Your peers are the people in your age group, that are not your teachers. Aggressively join clubs, work hard, study hard. You'll do great.
>college is easy as fuck
you major in sociology?
I'm 28 and miserable. I'm angry everyday. I'm eating clean and starting to exercise. I'm almost below 200 lbs for the first time in a long fuckin time. I want to change my life style. I don't want to be fat and tired when I'm 50. I want to be active well into my later years.
I am 28 and just started university this year and im surrounded by 18-20 year olds and im "friends" with pretty much everyone, chat and get along with everyone. I tend to be the leader in all group activities.
>26 starting college
m8, i'm 24 and already have my masters degree in electrical engineering, and currently making 85k a year. step it up
You did it right.
Many of us don't have a perfect transition from childhood into teenage years into college.
I was pretty fucked up mentally around age 16-24 and didn't get my shit together until 25+.
I'm 31 now, finished college, got a well paying job and Im playing catch-up.
>implying I failed
I can tell you're not very bright if you think I failed college the first time around.
I already have a Bachelor's degree but in order to work in the field I wish to work in I will have to go back to college and chip away at courses designed for that degree. I know it's a hard concept for you to wrap your little head around but I'll be patient with you.
th-thanks for the encouragement
seriously though i'm not very social, i just get distracted by everything, and working 60 hrs a week doesn't help.
right now i should be practicing quotient rules but instead im fucking around on 4chan and watching netflix.
Dude it can be done and has been done a thousand times before you. You know what you have to do so buckle down and get this show on the road.
I had to cut back on going out every weekend to focus on school and work. Learn to make school and work your social life if possible. I made lots of friends in class and looked forward to coming to class, helping others out and studying.
And if you're doing good in class you can always start a study group or help others out. You never know when you'll need their help too.
>shitposting on a anime forum about being superior
Successful people don't do that, where have you failed in life to feel the need to do that? I can see you have your education and finances in order, but what about other aspects of your life? There's no reason why you would feel the need to talk like that unless you had some deep rooted insecurities about something.
This. I'm taking 4 classes, working 40 hours a week, and hitting the gym 3 times a week and I'm passing with As. Then again it's only my second year of college... and it's community college... so nevermind
refer to >>34471322
Never said it was hard or I failed but then again I wasn't taking A&P I & II, Microbiology, Physics and Chemistry all at once.
Cops with a GED make more than you.
Good on you, however, your behaviour still implies lack of self-confidence.
Have a good college plan.
If you just go straight to a junior college and take a full load of GE classes you might not need right after ETSing you're not going to have a great time.
>18 year olds who have never had a job telling everyone what THEY think about how to fix are problems
It's killer m8
The fuck are you talking about. I'm not even there to make friends. I occasionally get hit on by 18-20 year old girls but ignore most people that age. Enough people in my classes are mid 20's because im not in any GE bull.
Honestly college isn't hard. It's all the responsibilities outside of school that make college hard.
If you have the right support network (don't have to worry about food, housing, or transportation) College is a fucking breeze.
L2manage your time better.
This looks like heaven made of flesh brehs
I did 2 years of college after high school and then quit because i didn't know what i wanted to do with my life, worked manual labor for about 4 years, then went back and finished college. I am now 28 working a cushy office job instead of busting my balls in a warehouse for 12 bucks an hour. It's never too late dude. Figure out what you want to do, and then do it. Set a goal and climb the ladder bro. Don't over think things. Sometimes you gotta get out of your own way man.
>Do I have a chance?
I'm 33 and I'm making it. The thing about making it only you define what it is for you and how hard you're going to work towards it.
Also, who is that high test semen demon and if you have more post them.
I went back to school at 28 op. I was living with my parents, only income was financial aid, basically a loser.
Two years later im sitting in a company truck responding to some dude on a Lebanese origami forum.
So yea, I was able to move out and get my own apartment, just got a new car and for the first time in my life I have money in the bank(all while living in the most expensive city in the country)
Never lose focus, circumstances can and WILL change if you work hard enough. Its never too late.
I think it might depend a bit on how you age though. I went back at 28 not really knowing how I would fit with the younger crowd, and can honestly say I have never had this much interest from women before. I have to say my looks have aged well, though.
Confidence definitely has a lot to do with it too. Maybe this guy is projecting his insecurities too much. People pick up on that.
In hindsight I am honestly surprised that people I knew in their late teens had that much idea what they wanted to do for the rest of their life at that age.
I had no idea, and it wasn't until at least 4-5 more years of life experience that I could have said.
I had some good stuff going.
I fucked up. Big. I'm going back again after failing a lot. (Well just dropping out). Got my plan, few more classes at CC then to B school for Quant Finance. I'm 29.
I'm gonna have to stop thinking with my dick and lay off the booze. Oly, bodybuilding, and bodyweight. Schooling in spring. I'm going full on. I really fucked up the last 10 yrs.
I know a guy who always wanted to study engineering, but through whatever life choices didn't.
Then in his early 40s he finally decided to go to school and give it a try. He's 44 now, and just got accepted into a graduate program.
I think the age thing is more than anything just in your head. The old saying "age is just a number" is true. It only affects you as much as you let it. Sure you will stick out a bit, maybe hear some whispers or comments or get some looks, but don't worry about it.
Graduated from college at 26, and couldn't find a job in my field (Bio/Chem major)
Spent years doing shit security work, paying loans, lifting, and living out of my car to save up money.
Just recently, I've gotten the courage to start studying for the MCAT and look to get myself into shadowing and a post-bacc courses/research. I managed to save $40k, hopefully 50k by the end of the year.
I have a plan to be in med school (MD or DO) by 33. Is this a solid plan? Am I fucked? Any medfags here?
I don't think so, I followed a similar plan, but ended up getting fucked because I wasn't committed to the medical field
>Graduate college at age 21
>BA in English Lit with honors
>Get offered a full ride to get my doctorate in English studies to become a professor
>Turn it down because I wanted to be a rich doctor
>Go back to school, rack up a huge amount of student loans, and finish required med school courses
>About to take the MCAT, but bitch out because I don't want to do all that work doctors have to do and I know I won't be happy
>Get a job teaching English in a shitty "Urban" school with horrible pay
>Get my Masters in Education at age 26
>Get a very meager raise at the shitty "Urban" school
>At age 30 find a new job making slightly more money at my cousin's company doing a job that has almost nothing to do with my BA or MA
>My supervisor is some arrogant 25 year old shit head who I can't fucking stand
>Still not making anything close to what I thought I'd be making at this age
I'm about to enroll in a Doctorate Program scholarship thing. Hopefully I get selected so I can work on my doctorate and quit this shitty fucking job. I'll probably be like 35 when it's all over and done with...but let everyone here has been saying, it's never too late.
This. I've been contemplating whether to transfer to a cal state this year or maybe stick it out one more year for a transfer to ucla. I think I might stick it out one more year. My major is business Econ, I'd change it to math if I was back in my first semester again
I partied out during my early twenties, so I'm finishing at a slightly older age (I'll be 29 when I graduate).
Honestly, it's way easier than when I was younger. Kinda like what >>34469296 said. And it's strange because with certain assignments I can tell that my younger self would have had trouble with it. Now I don't.
Top it off, talking to people, networking, and making friends just isn't as difficult anymore. It's strange, really, because a lot of us get this image of college being the best years of your life, and it wasn't when I first started. Now that I'm a little older, it is. Plus, 19 and 20 year old college girls are easy as fuck.
All you have to do is put yourself out there and try. There's literally no downside.
Non stem major detected, at least you can use your liberal art's degree for toilet paper faggot.
Top kek. Engineers are the cucks of the stem field, nothing but failed physicists/mathematicians who have a need to feel smarter than others even though they were too stupid/autistic to do IT or mathematics. IS master race here, you should see the look on the engineer/cs cucks I hand off my database designs too, as they slither back to their cubicles to implement my work
like the beta cockroach codemonkey's they are.
you'll make it breh just work hard, get to know/study with the smart kids in your classes and pick a useful major.
I'm not as old as most of the people in this thread, but I feel your feels.
>completed a lot of credits for my general education in high school
>still not gonna graduate till 24
I'm the last person of my high school class to still be in undergraduate studies.
Starting college late is a bit like starting lifting late. You won't reach your ultimate potential, but people rarely do anyway, and you'll end up much better off than if you didn't do it. Plus if you work hard and smart you'll outclass tons of people who started early, but stopped improving.
Good luck anon. I worked all through my Master's program and it wasn't too bad. I just got done paying back my college for the med school prerequisites I never used. Now it's time to pay back my Master's education...
Fingers crossed that I get this Doctoral Scholarship thing. I meet all the requirements, so I just have to do an essay.
Ever think about looking into scholarships for your post-bacc? I wish I had done that, but I was too lazy and just wanted to hurry up and get it over with so I could get a (shitty) raise at my job.
Problem is, I've always had a shitty time finding any, especially those of value when programs are asking for $20k+. I don't stand out in any way, and my lack of success in finding some for undergrad has discouraged me from doing so lately.
That sucks anon. I'd still look into a couple of scholarships if I were you, it couldn't hurt.
I'm black, so one of the few advantages I have is that I meet the "cultural" requirement for a lot of scholarships. Plus, I have experience teaching at "urban" (AKA poor, black) schools, so that always looks good on applications for some reason because I can just make up some bullshit about how I can relate to the kids and want to change shit (even though I came from an upper middle class family).
White people love hearing stories about how poor black people are struggling.
Thats me OP when I was 26yo and discovered /fit/. It is never too late. Good luck
I'm black too and ive still had shit luck with scholarships. I practically would have to had been brought up in foster care with two dead parents for anyone to take a look at me.
And what's stopping you from making up some sob story to bring white people to tears?
Like I said, I come from a house with both parents, well off, and I always had everything I wanted. I still talk about how hard it was living in the ghetto as a kid and seeing my friends take the wrong path even though I grew up in a white neighborhood in suburbia.
The white people reviewing that shit don't care if you made it up and they sure as hell won't check. They'll just see that you're black, automatically assume you're from the ghetto anyway, and pat themselves on the back for doing their good deed for the day by helping some little nigger get an education.
I started machine engineering at 18, did 3 years and got my bachelors, got bored and hated every moment, quit, worked retail for 3 years, bought an apartment, decided to become a real estate broker, did 3 more years of school. Im 28 now and making 75k doing something that i think is fun as fuck. Also i live in a socialist country where i get paid to go to school, so im dept free.
Thanks for the responses, I know, "it's me," etc, but I think that probably goes for most people on this website, none of us are really normal. Being older is just one more strike against you, maybe you could get away with the rest of your shit if you were the same age, etc.
I've been able to make friends in most other settings of life, but at a nice college with young, superficial kids, it's just not happening. There's too much weird shit about me.
>implying training isnt my idea of fun
I have no need or want to go out with friends or drink
their idiots dont know nothing of my lifestyle or passions
i train to relax
my entire day is set around it
too each there own
i've been doing this for longer than a few month so you obviously couldnt hack it
med school sucks balls. i worked my ass off in undergrad, 3.8 GPA and got an okayish MCAT (12 PS / 9 BS / 8 VR under the old system.) did the extra-curriculars, applied, interviewed, and was accepted to a private US MD school. 1 semester in and i hated it so much that i dropped out.
I'm 40. I make 160k a year in IT. I was in jail 4 times in my early 30s.
I have full confidence that I'm going to make it.
It's never too late breh, it's never too late...
Aw shiet, going grey that early must suck. I'm 25, but if I didn't mention it, I'm 100% sure nobody would think I was any older than the average student. 18-25 is all pretty much a wash as far as I can tell...
I went to university for 4 years, but for the last year I was horribly depressed and basically committed academic suicide by not doing any of the assignments/not showing up for tests. I was actually required to withdraw for good.
I've been working full-time for three years at a dead end job for just above minimum wage and I'm pretty close to feeling totally dead inside, so I was thinking about going back to school. I'm not totally sure whether I'd even be able to get in anywhere with my GPA status, although I had a pretty respectable academic standing before that depression set in.
Former military specialized forces
Work as a park ranger or mountain rescue, make enough money for vidya, books, lifting, guns and rock climbing.
Spend every day doing what you love, come home to weights and books, play grand strategy and mount and blade into the night, have a cup of tea, go to bed repeat. I wouldn't make much money, but it would be a fun life.
At the moment, I am competing in powerlifting competitions with a 1450lbs total, oly competitions with a 300kg total, and I climb about 4.12c (too big to compete well.)
I am in with the next round of BUDS.
People think about two things way too much.
Money, and pussy.
And neither are really worth much.
>i honestly thing the only way i'm going to make it is by cutting myself off from everything and everyone.
This is my situation. Involuntarily of course because I have no friends. You get ripped as fuck because there's no peer pressure to drink or deviate from your diet, but it's incredibly ronery. ;_;
I'm 31 and in the best shape of my life - easily made it prior to then - but not to /fit/ standards. I've lifted on and off since High School but never kept with it until I was like 29, so for the past few years is when I really put on muscle.
Just eat right and be consistent. No I didn't use any /fraud/, but then again I'm not really shredded.
The Boomers are going to work until they are dead. There's no reason to believe X and Y will be any smarter than they were.
I heard someone claim that only 3% of men can bench their own weight.
Obesity is frighteningly relevant.
If you were born in a western country you can have a better quality of life than most people in the world, even if you're homeless.
Whether you fail or succeed you're going to be as dead as the alpha guy before too long and chances are neither of you are going to be remembered. No one is going to give a shit that he had a nice house and car.
Okay, this is getting nihilistic. My point was supposed to be that, with some effort and foresight, a guy that makes it at a later age can have a better life than any of the normies that were born into good homes, with good parents, good genes etc.
OP are you a GI-Biller?
I have these feelings every day, I'm gonna be a dumbass among other brighter minds in those lecture rooms after I gtfo. I'm constantly worrying about the future.