Starting College At 40
A new normal for long-livers.
So, there I was, in a timeline where you don't hit the books until your hair starts graying. Found this artifact in a bustling campus café, surrounded by folks old enough to be empty nest parents, all cramming for exams. It's a world where the traditional college-kid age is now the "get a job, start a family" phase. You only hit the university scene when you've got a couple of decades of real-life under your belt.
Here's the deal: longevity is a thing and life expectancy's a cool 100 years. So, why rush into a career at 22? Instead, these folks work, live a little, save up, and then dive into higher education. They're looking at careers that'll last half a century, post-graduation.
Makes our timeline's rush into college straight out of high school look like a sprint. These folks treat it more like a marathon, with a pit stop for some real-world experience. Imagine bringing that level of maturity and life experience into a freshman lecture hall.
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