r/Damnthatsinteresting May 11 '22 Silver 5 Helpful 3 Wholesome 5 Heartwarming 1

Running Out Of Children Due To The Low Birth Rates, A School In South Korea Is Opening Their Doors And Allowing Illiterate Grandmothers To Enrol, So They Can Also Learn To Read Image

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u/MaterialCarrot May 11 '22 Silver

Back of the bus is always where the problems start.

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u/amAteurdo2Or-to-do May 11 '22

Been there. Done that.

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u/MinksMilk May 11 '22

Having a bunch of 13 year olds unsupervised for a 3 hour bus ride on a field trip, whats the worst that can happen?

Congratulations its a boy!

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u/JE_12 May 11 '22

Well luckily those grannies can’t get pregnant anymore

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u/WorstPersonInGeneral May 11 '22

Not with that attitude

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u/TonarinoTotoro1719 May 11 '22 Helpful

With the right attitude, unsupervised grandparents could turn this ‘low birth rate’ thing around for S.Korea… (/s)

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u/MrBojingles1989 May 11 '22

Won't stop them from trying though

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u/AdvancedCharcoal May 12 '22

Perhaps the key to the low birth-rate problem is getting these grannies up and running again

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u/YEETAWAYLOL Creator May 11 '22

That’s what you think…

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u/longrastaman Expert May 11 '22

I was bullied to the point of tears when I first starting riding the bus. So I decided to sit in the back away from all the kids, eventually they all moved back there and viciously slapped me while they held me down.

So the next day I moved to the front of the bus, I don’t get bullied but on my stop all my aggressors got off the bus and as soon as the bus pulled off, I was again pinned down slapped and even had my pants torn off.

I tell no one and go home and cry

The next morning on the bus I sit at the front, nothing happens

Before I get on the bus to go home, I run into a teacher who says I’m noticeably anxious and ask what’s wrong. I say nothing and get on the bus

The front seats are filled and all the kids who bullied me seemed to be pointing to the back, the bus driver notices and ask them to stop but they all play dumb and say they want to be my friend

I get off the bus and all the kids followed, attempting to pin me down and slap me again.

I run and eventually come across some teenagers smoking weed and say “help I’m being bullied and they’re chasing me”

Group of 3 stoners get up, approach the kids and tell them to stop.

From that day on those stoner kids always waited for me at the bus stop and I was subsequently never bullied again.

Eventually I started smoking weed and thought to myself “should I be the same martyr to another kid like those stoner kids were to me?”

The thought Quickly escaped me and I continued smoking….until suddenly, a young man runs past my backyard screaming “help, they’re chasing me”

I exit my backyard and notice it was the same stoners who helped me all those years. All grown up (they were around 18 and I was 16 at the time)

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u/MinksMilk May 11 '22

Oh. I just got frisky at the back of the bus. But yea, the stoners got you into pot when you were a young kid and then were chasing down someone else years later. Circle of life maaaaaan

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u/longrastaman Expert May 11 '22

Yea i didn’t mean to drop my whole life story like that. But seeing the school bus topic combined with the fact that I was smoking as I saw the post just bright back all those memories.

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u/lizardjoel May 11 '22

It was a beautiful story ty

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u/kingpin_hawking May 12 '22

So the stoners were kids too?

I was riveted but then I got lost somewhere...

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u/illsetyoufree May 12 '22

Wait. How does this story end?! Did you help them? What were they running from?

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u/bitetheasp May 12 '22

So, wait, did the stoners become bullies?

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u/longrastaman Expert May 12 '22

Not really, them being 2-3 years older than me and the other kids on the bus gave them this allure of “don’t fuck with us”, especially the way they dressed.

You could almost say they were a gang, but that would be stereotypical. They were just a group of guys who smoked and hung out together in the neighborhood.

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u/prakitmasala May 12 '22

I exit my backyard and notice it was the same stoners who helped me all those years. All grown up (they were around 18 and I was 16 at the time)

The people chasing the young man were the stoners who helped you?

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u/lisasmatrix May 12 '22

Always play the good forward!!

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u/opoqo May 11 '22

It's a boy?

U sure there is only 1?

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u/Squashey May 11 '22 edited May 11 '22

Saw my first pair of milkers in such circumstances

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u/tappyturtle12 May 11 '22

what

what

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u/mindless_gibberish May 12 '22

You know, milkers. Sweater puppies. Fun bags. Dirty pillows.

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u/BABarracus May 11 '22

5 different color clothing? they are the main characters.

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u/Beahyt May 11 '22

That combined with their different expressions I'm not convinced this isn't a poster for a comedy movie

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u/CaptnFlounder May 11 '22

I'd watch it. Not in theaters, but probably if I saw it on streaming

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u/notfromvenus42 May 11 '22

I'd 100% watch a comedy movie about 5 Korean grannies going back to elementary school

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u/choborallye May 11 '22

Netflix : WRITE THAT DOWN!! WRITE THAT DOWN!!!

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u/kajeslorian May 11 '22

The grannies: WE CAN'T YET! WE CAN'T YET!

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u/Competitive_Bet_8352 May 12 '22

this is the funniest thread 😂

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u/The407run May 11 '22

Which sentei is this?

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u/BABarracus May 11 '22

Super Sentai Sensei

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u/petronikus May 11 '22

That troublemaker Rosa Parks..

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u/beka13 May 11 '22

Good trouble.

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u/elegantsack May 11 '22

Black Twitter has now labeled you a racist

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u/aapaul May 11 '22

The lady in the middle is the jokester of the bus clearly. Watch out for spitballs kids. No - Werther’s Originals flung by mini slingshot.

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u/WWDubz May 12 '22

Damn it Leonard!

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u/Edac2 May 12 '22

Middle grandma looks like a trouble maker

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u/[deleted] May 11 '22

Purple jacket ain’t having it

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u/LadyRarity May 11 '22

"i fucking hate it here, i can't wait to graduate..."

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u/kabukistar Interested May 11 '22

Classic ajumma. Permed hair, puffer jacket, IDGAF demeanor. She's just missing the visor hat.

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u/MissReneeee May 11 '22

Every old lady I see on kdramas

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u/FiveFingersandaNub May 12 '22

Hahaha, that visor hat is required.

I don't even know if it has a name, we all just call it the 'ajumma hat.'

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u/kabukistar Interested May 12 '22

Ajummoja

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u/__Emer__ May 11 '22

Turns out it’s the Squid Game bus

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u/JustLurkingInSNJ May 11 '22

Player 2 has been eliminated.

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u/dreagan021 May 11 '22

Cha Ching! The pot is now up to $2,798,526,981.

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u/joseph-1998-XO May 11 '22

She heard the stories of homework

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u/Arisen_Pawn May 11 '22

Not too thrilled with the prospect of reading.

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u/TayAustin May 11 '22

She looks like she's about to pass out asleep to me, must not be a morning person.

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u/Lephiro May 11 '22

Who tf wants to go to school?

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u/[deleted] May 11 '22

Every other grandma

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u/Lephiro May 11 '22

True enough.

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u/subsonic-potato May 11 '22 Wholesome

“Illiterate grandmothers in your area”

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u/Muppetude May 11 '22 Helpful hehehehe

Don’t waste your time. I’ve written to dozens of them, but they never respond for some reason.

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u/DrinkingBleachForFun May 11 '22

What up, I’m halmoni, I’m 91, and I never fucking learned how to read.

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u/Auflodern May 11 '22

😏🤤😘

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u/ifuseethis May 11 '22

I wanted to downvote this but I laughed too hard, so take the upvote

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u/Auflodern May 11 '22

Thx bby 💪😘🤜🤛😏🤙😩👌

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u/talkin_shlt May 11 '22

She might not speak English but she's going to say daddy

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u/ubi_contributor May 11 '22

I was reading this headline faster and faster, I was sweating to know what the last word was going to be, turns out it's just read.

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u/LucindaStreets May 11 '22

Cute sense of humor 🙂

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u/ubi_contributor May 11 '22

all those nice grandmothers at the back are laughing at me.

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u/LucindaStreets May 11 '22

They would never......

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u/bahamapapa817 May 11 '22

This is why I don’t stop behind school buses. All those cool kids looking back making fun of me send my anxiety to 100

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u/ubi_contributor May 11 '22

my anxiety would go at 1,000 if you choose to not properly stop behind school buses. please think of the grandmothers, if not for the children.

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u/TheBirminghamBear May 11 '22

Thats just a mistranslation of Korean to English.

The proper final word was "participate in Squid Games."

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u/ubi_contributor May 11 '22

God bless my Grandma, may she continue to rest in peace.

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u/Virus_98 May 11 '22

Every word just makes you more anxious.

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u/[deleted] May 11 '22

Learn to perform SLAVE LABOR

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u/MichaelRT25 May 11 '22

It made me think it lead to some sort of forced birth regulations, but then I remembered the article is about a civilised country...

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u/EuphemisticHug_ May 12 '22

I had to reread the headline a few times to try to figure out how grandmothers going to school would increase overall population fertility.

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u/Lord_MAX184 May 11 '22

This kinda gives me k-drama vibes

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u/CrowSays May 11 '22

School Bus Cha Cha Cha

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u/choborallye May 11 '22

😂 let's go

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u/CrowSays May 12 '22

Eommas Over Flowers. Hotel del Halmonis. Because This is My First Grade.

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u/ThreadBareReptile May 11 '22

There is a scene about this exact thing in Pachinko. An old Korean woman mentions how she is going back to school to become literate and it clearly brings her joy.

Though that Korean grandma is living in 1989 Japan.

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u/erixx May 11 '22

Reminds me of the grandmothers in the movie "Turning Red".

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u/WitherToad May 11 '22

Really hoping it becomes an episode of Nora from Queens

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u/soulhot May 11 '22

How come they get the back seat.. I always hated the big kids at school 😉

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u/torquemycork May 11 '22

The kids on the back of my bus would literally watch porn, smoke weed, and do sexual shit back there. Bus driver did not give two fucks, unlike them.

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u/ZeLlamaMaster May 11 '22

I remember in like 7th grade a friend decided to sit near the back and heard “when we get home let’s watch some grandma porn” and was too scarred to go back to the back again

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u/IndigenousOres May 11 '22

What kind of sexual shit did they get away with on the bus?

Man, my friends and I tried jumping in our seats every time the schoolbus drove over a speedbump, we couldn't do it more than twice without the Bus Driver lady yelling at us

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u/torquemycork May 11 '22

Blowjobs/fingering/kissing/anything else you could think of

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u/shebazz42 May 11 '22

One in the middle is clearly baked.

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u/olderaccount May 11 '22

Back seat is always owned by the upperclassmen. So it seems fitting they would be there.

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u/Additional_Zebra5879 May 11 '22

That’s where the highest levels of pollution are located.

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u/Midas-and-his-finger May 11 '22

So many cheeks are going to get pinched.

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u/drepidural May 11 '22

Appreciate the irony in the title typo.

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u/TheDruidVandals May 11 '22

a nice touch

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u/cdiddy19 May 11 '22

That's so cute and wholesome... One grandma does not look happy she is going to school though

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u/[deleted] May 11 '22

She’s the one getting stuffed into a locker for sure

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u/PayTheTrollToll45 May 11 '22

I’d like to finance a scholarship for OP to enroll...

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u/cdiddy19 May 12 '22

I mean if you want to finance a scholarship, I'm in college right now. And I promise I'll learn how to spell enroll

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u/jrkridichch May 12 '22

She’s upset because everyone lumps her in with the grandmas when it’s actually a Benjamin Button situation.

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u/cdiddy19 May 12 '22

She wants to be with the rest of the kids

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u/Bread_Conquer May 11 '22

Why isn't free continuing education just a normal thing everywhere?

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u/mattchew1993 May 11 '22

Why isn't free continuing education just a normal thing everywhere?

FTFY. I see too many programs where the elderly can do college/university courses at a severe discount or free. Like, just do that for everyone?

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u/Bob-Bhlabla-esq May 11 '22

Right?!

"Now that you are retirement age and don't need this for the workforce, it's FREE!"

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u/Maxorus73 May 11 '22

"Now that you only have a decade or two to benefit from it before you die, here's free knowledge!"

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u/ResolverOshawott May 12 '22

To be fair, having that kind of mental exercise will help against neurological degradation.

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u/Bread_Conquer May 11 '22

Good point.

Information wants to be free.

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u/y0Fruitcup May 12 '22

I went to a public university in the US. For general lectures (not quiz sections), the general public was actually allowed to sit in on them. I took a Greek history class for one of my electives and about 30% of my class were actually elderly people who weren't students and just wanted to learn.

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u/karlnite May 11 '22

In Canada senior citizens can attend college for free. Just like take random open classes and shit, all my electives had a couple seniors there for fun.

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u/R3AL1Z3 May 12 '22

Take a moment and think about it…

It’s easier to control the uneducated masses than it is to control the educated.

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u/Bread_Conquer May 12 '22

I know.

I live in Alberta. The conservatives here are a cult who will vote for any blue sign.

Blue is the colour of our conservative parties at both provincial and federal levels, for those unfamiliar with Canadian politics.

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u/TurboLaxitive May 11 '22

Stupid people are easy to control.

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u/Shiirooo May 11 '22

On the other hand, there would be less conspiracy theories (5G theory, antivaxx, earth is flat etc..)

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u/SergeyLuka May 11 '22

Less anti 5g usb psychic shields to sell, how horrible would that be

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u/Ben92 May 11 '22

Because you need to pay someone to do it?

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u/lawlietxx May 12 '22

Right. Taxes we pay are only for military and corporations, not for education or healthcare.

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u/10art1 May 12 '22

You can get a full MIT education for free, all of their lectures are available online. But facilities and faculty cost money.

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u/maddsskills May 12 '22

Also: like this is brilliant. Older people can get so lonely, I'm sure this helps not only with keeping their minds sharp but socially as well. It's nice that South Korea is taking care of old folks needs rather than just shoving them in homes or whatever.

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u/OGBRedditThrowaway May 11 '22

Because an educated populace rises up against what isn't in their best interests and changes how things are done.

Stupid people = stupid voters. And stupid voters are easy to manipulate into thinking things like "Vaccines cause autism!" or "A handful of cells are capable of consciousness a few seconds after conception!" or "God will save us from literally anything!"

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u/Kyle2theSQL May 12 '22

If you live near a large public university it basically is. You can show up to any of the big lectures and nobody will know whether you're paying to be there or not lol.

I had a few classes with over 200 students.

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u/steak84 May 11 '22

Same in Canada where retirees get free university. Super progressive way to drive the economy, I think not Canada.

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u/mattchew1993 May 11 '22

Yeah I remember seeing an article that elderly people in some states can enroll in university courses for stupidly low costs, if not free. Society does everything except invest in their youth.

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u/Blempglorf May 11 '22

I went to a school with a similar policy - anyone over 65 could enroll and take classes on a space-available basis. I took a political science class (circa 1992) with a guy who had actually lived through the Depression, the New Deal, and WW2. The first President he ever voted for was Roosevelt - and he did that absentee while fighting in France.

His stories of what he'd seen there were FASCINATING. And to our professor's great credit, he let him tell those stories. I learned a hell of a lot from that class, mostly from my older classmate.

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u/Beddybye May 11 '22

And to think the hick governor of Texas is talking about trying to repeal the "ALL children in the US have the right to an education" precedent at the Supreme Court...its disgusting.

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u/ErikkShone May 11 '22

"Why won't people have kiiiiidddsss?!"

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u/Donut_Safe May 12 '22

Idk something about the astronomical costs of living in general? Just a guess.

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u/MoreDetonation May 11 '22

Old people are people. Many old people never had a chance to invest in themselves when they were kids - usually because they were working their asses off.

I think university should be freely available to anyone who wants it, but even this small step is good. Anyone who wants to learn should be able to.

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u/mattchew1993 May 11 '22

Old people are people. Many old people never had a chance to invest in themselves when they were kids - usually because they were working their asses off.

All of this can be applied to young people, the difference is they actually need this for their futures. They don't have a home, savings, etc. They need to take priority.

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u/KMich31 May 11 '22

Exactly why it’s not free for them. It’s almost a necessity for young people nowadays, so they can get away with charging ridiculous amounts because they know young students will take out loans or do what they need to to go. The older population that doesn’t necessarily need it is a much smaller demographic and probably are not going to take out loans etc to do it. But that’s just my opinion on it

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u/BeardyGoku May 11 '22

Maybe a stupid question, but what effect does it have on the economy?

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u/liquidpele May 11 '22

He saying it’s a stupid investment because retirees are not going to use that education, They are literally just taking up seats that younger generations should be taking up.

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u/Funkit May 12 '22

Learning to read would be an important preventative measure for avoiding dementia in older retired folks who don’t have many places to go. Reading stimulates the mind and will probably save money in medical and long term care costs in the long run.

There just should be more classes.

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u/dailysunshineKO May 12 '22

Probably lower medical costs as learning helps keep the brain healthy.

Also, kids can learn from the elderly, especially if they don’t have grandparents that can tell them “back in my day” stories.

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u/AllomancerJack May 11 '22

I'd say it's because you're really paying for the degree, not the classes

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u/mjoed May 11 '22

i don't quite understand your last sentence, are you arguing that that's a bad thing?

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u/COCAINE_EMPANADA May 11 '22

I'm for it, but let's not pretend we're not financing an expensive socializing pastime for the elderly. Again, good thing but not without its costs.

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u/FlurdledGlumpfud May 11 '22

🎵 Ooohhh back to school, back to school, to prove to dad that I'm not a fool.

I've got my lunch packed up, my boots tied tight. I hope I don't get in a fight. 🎵

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u/tytymctylerson May 11 '22

I’m old enough to remember over population being scary as shit. Now it seems like stories like this keep popping up.

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u/The-false-being26 May 11 '22

Ya in most modern country's the problem is the birth rate it to low. I think the worlds population is predicted to start dropping sometime at the end of the century.

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u/kesekimofo May 11 '22

2020 kind of kicked off the population decline speed run

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u/Kleanish May 11 '22

Underpopulation is definitely the problem

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u/reactionary_bedtime May 12 '22

Overpopulation worries were based on then reasonable but now disproven science. TBH it was never terribly reasonable to be so pessimistic in the first place when a lot of pollution and resource usage was due to easily solvable inefficiencies and waste in the first world. Lots of corporations completely wrecking our planet just because it's the most profitable way to do business. Products designed to fail are the biggest indictment really - making us buy the same product 10 times when just 1 could've been enough, had it been made more sturdily.

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u/spongebromanpants May 11 '22

this is beautiful ngl, instead of some greed fueled breeding campaign to feed a nation’s labour needs.

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u/Thurman_Mermanz May 11 '22

Oh my god its too much irony to handle

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u/alandoc May 11 '22

This is fucking amazing everywhere should do this

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u/DarthSinistris May 11 '22

Good idea, actually.

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u/knewbees May 11 '22

Maybe American should start a Korean orphanage program where unwanted babies from Texas and Florida can be sent to Seoul

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u/i-luv-banana_bread May 11 '22

I've heard Koreans are very picky about bloodlines and purity hence why they don't even adopt other Korean children.

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u/Discotimeattheapollo May 12 '22

Wow. That’s pretty inspiring. To be in that culture and admit you can’t read and then going to school. Probably missed school in their youth working or escaping invaders.

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u/LucindaStreets May 11 '22

I love it! Progress..... Even baby steps count

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u/BigZwigs May 11 '22

Sounds like an absolute disaster in the future. Young people basicially support old people

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u/petticoat_juncti0n May 11 '22

I wanna teach those ladies to read

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u/LumosRevolution May 11 '22

Wholesome AF

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u/cantfindmykeys May 11 '22

I knew Japan had a low birthrate but no idea SK did as well. That's pretty cool of them to offer that. As someone who is getting older I've been debating on going to college, which I never did

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u/zaitsev63 May 12 '22

Curious but how would this work on a cultural level? Traditionally , the elders are accorded More respect and there might even be more polite words used when speaking to elders (vs how one would speak to a peer).

Idk much about Korean culture but I know they’re big on the age bit (correct me if I’m wrong. But that’s why one of the first few words when they meet new peers is which year are they born so they know if the person is more senior than them).

There’s also the respect for teachers / power relationship. Given that the grandmas are students (hence “lower” than Teachers) yet also being much older in age, would it be awkward?

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u/CzechBot May 12 '22

Teachers would most likely speak formally with grandmothers. Grandmothers may also speak formally with teachers, to be polite and per the teacher role, but grandmas who dont care can choose to speak informally and it wouldn't be considered a huge deal unless the grandma was being verbally abusive

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u/Hanners87 May 12 '22

What a great situation for both...grannies get to read, schools gets more adults in classrooms, and kids get granny wisdom.

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u/StrawberryPopular788 May 11 '22

A Decline In Birth Rates is Probably One Of the Best Things we can hope for atm…

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u/Terr_ May 11 '22

That's A Strange Way To Capitalize In A Comment.

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u/B-i-s-m-a-r-k May 11 '22

Same With The Post Title

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u/kthxtyler May 11 '22

A decline in birth rates is a strange way to capitalism

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u/reactionary_bedtime May 11 '22 edited May 12 '22

Get out of here with that nonsense. The problem is the 1%-ers and their money-hungry corporations. The generosity of guys like Mr Beast are a scathing condemnation of literally every other rich person on the planet. Imagine if Bezos or Musk or Gates did that team trees shit? We could have carpeted entire nations with greenery if they weren't such stingy bastards only in it for themselves. People with that kind of money aren't the ones solving our problems, instead they're the ones creating them. Our oceans are full of plastics, and it was they who went with the cheaper option when they manufactured those plastics, even though biodegradable materials like cardboard and paper, or even outright reusable ones like metal and glass, would have worked just fine in most circumstances. But now your food packaging, your electronics, even your clothes are made with this material that can only ever be used once. Sure, they used to recycle it in China, but they don't any more, and the process to do it was even worse for the environment than just tossing it in a landfill.

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u/ivanacco1 May 11 '22

Aren't most developed country's begging for their people to fuck because their economies will collapse in the next century if they don't?

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u/stebo_02 May 11 '22

Probably meant better for our planet, not our economy.

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u/Funkit May 12 '22

Maybe if jobs would pay us enough to support even ourselves we might consider having families. I live with my fuckin parents at 34 rn. I’m not having kids.

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u/Depth_Creative May 11 '22

No it’s not.

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u/Scotteh95 May 11 '22

Birth rates in developed countries are too low to sustain their populations

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u/Defecticon9000 May 11 '22 edited May 11 '22

If the entire planet's resources were doubled and human population reduced to a mere 5 million, we'd still have the exact same problems. The problem isn't too many mouths and not enough to feed, the problem is greed and terrible distribution of resources. Similarly, the problem is not overpopulation, rather it is overcrowding, and yes there is a difference. America has 10 times the population of Canada, the second largest country in the world, for example. India and China are countries with massive populations, however India is a small country and the vast majority of the chinese live along the shoreline.

Also Why Are You Capitalizing So Many Words Are You Insane

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u/Omnipotent_1988 May 11 '22

It’s skyrocketing in undeveloped nations, and in developed nations it’s too low for replacement rate. It’s just out of control everywhere.

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u/ThatOnePretzel May 11 '22

This is both wholesome and morbid

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u/Channellocks75 May 11 '22

This new squid games sequel looks like shit.

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u/idle-moments May 11 '22

Not All Initial Letters Need To Be Capitalized In A Title.

Maybe they should save a seat for you in that class.

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u/MileHighSoloPilot May 11 '22

I read this wrong AF

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u/hotmemedealer May 11 '22

Are you going to Enrol?

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u/yoshhash May 11 '22

Holy shit what a great story and caption.

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u/elishaski May 11 '22

Illiterate grandmothers is a great band name.

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u/TipFine3928 May 11 '22

Can… can I join.

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u/biscuitslayer77 May 11 '22

Man to think that's something useful vs ya know just ripping away women's rights and forcing birth.

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u/FlanneryODostoevsky May 12 '22

Future generations are gonna be lonely.

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u/ThaNorth May 12 '22

Make life less expensive and maybe more people will have kids.

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u/rndmcmder May 12 '22

Imagine going to school with you grandma. All the other kids eating a sandwich for lunch, and your granny whips out fresh dumplings and dessert.

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u/akaphilsmith May 12 '22

That would rule. You help her with her classwork, she slips you a hard candy and teaches you to be proud of yourself.

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u/FYLInvestor7 May 12 '22

Imagine the lunches you’d have with your grandmother being at school with you 🤯

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u/Blugha May 12 '22

Low birth rates... THE solution to all our worldwide problems

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u/New-Baby5471 May 12 '22

I bet these ladies will add a very positive impact on their children classmate's education. These kids will receive wisdom and surely will develop empathy with their elders.

I'd have loved to have them in my class as a kid.

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u/Takingover4da99and00 May 11 '22 edited May 11 '22

This is why the U.S wants to ban abortion. They're afraid the same thing will happen here. Many people are opting to go child free. They see kids as a liability and not a good investment over all. Also who the hell wants to have kids when you can't even get a living wage.

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u/Sosemikreativ May 11 '22

Very bad sign for a nation

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u/mattchew1993 May 11 '22

Maybe if countries actually took work/life balance seriously and not overwork their population just to be able to afford rent and basic bills more people would actually have kids.

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u/sci_major May 11 '22

I’m not upset that they’re learning but I’d agree long term not good.

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u/FH-7497 May 11 '22

Not grandpas though, right? Cuz fuckdemboys

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Cool program tho

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u/PetrKDN May 11 '22

Grandpas were most likely enlisted into army during their time, whether it was mandatory army service or war, you would have to know how to read, grandmothers really didnt need to at that time

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