Sometimes, people say that older people are not able to cope with new things as well as young people. However, many of them can. And those who can’t, can certainly learn to! Everyone has the right to learn new trades, whatever their age. In Estonia, there is a law that says you cannot be excluded from education because of your age.
Let’s see how Svetlana decided to continue studying.
Svetlana is 50 years old. She has been working as a shop assistant for many years. Svetlana knows her job very well. So much so that she would like to become the shop manager. Then the work of the shop could be even better organised! However, the shop manager must be well educated. That’s why Svetlana wants to study further. But she doubts whether this is a good idea. Svetlana decides to speak to her friend.
The friend does not encourage Svetlana. She thinks that only young people go to university. Svetlana is already a grandmother! Also, Svetlana last went to school many years ago. What if she can’t cope at university?
Svetlana still decides to talk to her daughter as well. What would her daughter make of this?
Svetlana’s daughter is delighted that her mother wants to study again. Her mother is so good and capable! She should definitely continue her studies.
Svetlana is now studying at university. She’s very happy that her daughter encouraged her. Studying is not difficult at all! Svetlana even does many things better than others. She no longer doubts herself. Everyone has the right to learn new trades, no matter how old they are!