Barbara Oakley, PhD

Articles by Barbara Oakley, PhD

You’re Never Too Old to Learn or Change

Setting up a Context That Works for Big Learning Changes in Your Life

Surprisingly often, we feel guilty about changing our careers or learning something new. When we are in our twenties, we think, “I could have been a first-rate guitarist if I’d just started when I was a kid!” When we reach age sixty, we look wistfully back at the more open possibilities of our thirties. We forget that when we were in our thirties, our options often seemed equally limited and that even college freshmen look with envy on other students who began studying French, physics, or philosophy in high school.
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