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Poster: Sprint Geezer
Subject: RE: Masters in statistics. Degree of difficulty - starting over at age 30.
I took engineering for my first undergrad. I was totally lost in the workload--I passed, but I had no idea what I was doing, particularly in calculus. I couldn't tell you exactly why my answers were either right or wrong.
I switched fields, did another undergrad, and went to law school, took my bar exams, etc..
I then wanted to have my EIT certification, which required passing the FE exam. I was dreading the math, especially after basically 10-15 years of not doing any.
IT WAS A BREEZE! I aced it.
All of a sudden, with all the noise of school removed, I understood for the first time! It was like in the Matrix when Neo sees everything in code. It was so incredibly transparent and easy! PDE's, Lorentz transforms, Bessel functions, z-transforms, Hamiltonian operators, EASY!
By "noise of school", I of course mean girls, sports, partying, and pranks. All of which I was able to control much better later in life.
Re-learning that stuff, or really learning it for the first time, was one of the best feelings I've ever had. Do it.
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