It’s Never Too Late


One day, an elderly man, who wanted to learn Russian, went to a Russian language school to enroll for classes.

A staff member kindly asked him, “Have you come to enroll your son?”

“No, I’ve come to enroll myself.”

The staff member was surprised, so the elderly man explained the situation.

“My daughter-in-law is Russian. I’m frustrated because I cannot communicate with her at all. I wish to have a simple conversation with her.”

“Well, then, how old are you?”

“I’m 77 years old.”

“It will take you at least three years to learn to have a conversation in Russian. By then, you will be 80 years old.”

Then, the elderly man replied with a smile, “If I do nothing for the next three years, I will still be unable to talk with her, and I will probably regret that I did not start learning Russian at the age of 77.”

You will never be younger than you are today. It is never too late to start as long as you muster up the courage to overcome the circumstances around you.