Iโ€™m 27, is it too late to study medicine?

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Usman Haroon

Medical Student at King's College London.

"Of course it's not too late. You know what this reminds me of? When I was 13 I wanted to learn guitar but I saw on TV some kid who was 11 and a child prodigy and I thought "I waited too long, now I"ll be a beginner while kids like that already are great". Then I was 23 and thought "oh man if I had just started at 13 I would have ten years experience by now! But now why bother?" At 33 I realized, damn if I had just started at 23 I would probably be pretty good at this by now, but now I"m old and would feel weird in a beginner class at this age, so I didn't. At 43 I thought, why did i ever care about what people would think isntead of realizing I wanted to do something, but didn't out of fear and regret, and because I kept thinking about the amount of time I'd already wasted, isntead of the fact that RIGHT NOW is simultaneously the oldest I've ever been, and the youngest I will ever be again. Now is the time. For everything. Always. Just start a new game." Food for thought

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