Sometimes, I honestly think school could really be a scam. I mean school’s got great benefits, but I really think by the time you’re 30, you’ll be hit with the crushing truth of just how much the grownups didn’t teach you when you were in school. You will agree with me that there are some very important things our children, or the younger folks or even we really really should know.
There’s so much I’ll love to share with you!
1. Chasing your dreams!
In school, there’s no syllabus that causes you to see that your dreams are achievable, that dreams do come true when you do your best to realise them. So after all the unending routines of school and subtle pressures to play by the “rules”, you are tempted to believe that your dreams and adulthood cannot co-exist. And you eventually look back on your school days and realise you’ve totally forgotten your dreams or how to dream.
2. It’s okay to fail!
Yes please. School tells you you’re done for when you make mistakes, and the low grades begin to define how your life is going to play out. We all fail sometimes and it is ok. What is important is not to get discouraged, not to give up, stand up straight and try again. That is what we are supposed to be taught at school.
3. Emotional intelligence
It’s wrong to assume that what we are taught in schools and universities is enough to enter the adult life and succeed. So we are told that if we study well, we will definitely succeed, only to realise that’s not the case when life begins to happen.
On top of academic knowledge we need emotional intelligence, which unfortunately is never taught at schools.
4. Different is cool
There still remains in the root of modern education the mindset of the Soviet Union, where students wore the same uniforms, used the same type of pens, notebooks and expected to behave in the same way and have the same opinions. Maybe it’s not totally the same now, but children are not taught that it is okay to be different. And those who are not like others are misunderstood and sometimes isolated.
To be continued… (watch this space)