This 91-Year-Old Woman Just Earned Her Bachelor’s Degree After 10 Years of Studying
The back-to-school commercials have started airing. The summer reading lists are coming due. It’s almost that time of year.
And if students aren’t quite looking forward to getting back into their classrooms this month for another school year, the wise words of a truly remarkable recent college graduate might just help inspire them.
Kimlun Jinakul, a 91-year-old from Phayao, Thailand, earned her Bachelor’s degree after more than 10 years of studying this week, according to the Associated Press. She earned her degree in human and family development — which, at 91, she probably had some insight into, anyway.
Upon her graduation, Kimlun — who was born in 1925 and lived through civil wars, coups, World Wars, and revolutions — dropped some wisdom about the value of education.
“If we do not study, do not read, do not know, then we won’t be able to speak and make sense,” she said.