School teaches us everything we need to know about math, history, and science, but what about important life lessons? There are many other valuable skills that we don’t learn in class-rooms, like how to be in a successful relationship and how to fix common household appliances. Here are a few of the important things they don’t teach you in school.
Dating is something that most of us try to tackle at some point in our lives, and no matter how many dates we go on, dating never really seems to get any easier. Schools don’t teach us how to have a successful first date or how to get someone to agree to be our boyfriend or girlfriend. Instead, we’re left to blindly stumble our way through relationships and hope for the best out-come.
Students can memorize math equations, but do they know how to survive if they’re left stranded in the middle of a desert? Survival skills aren’t taught in schools, so many people don’t know how to read a map, how to spark a fire without matches, nor how to survive when weather con-ditions take a turn for the worse. Hopefully, we’ll never be in a position where we need to use these survival skills, but it’s important to have knowledge of them just in case.
The second a pipe bursts or a refrigerator breaks, most homeowners immediately hop on the phone to call a repairman. A lot of people don’t know how to fix household items, so they’re forced to spend thousands of dollars every year on maintenance and repairs. If schools took more time to teach students how to repair these things, can you just imagine how much money we would save throughout our lives?
Another important part of life that schools don’t teach students is how to manage money. Many adults are swimming in debt, and we can’t help but wonder if this would be an issue if schools taught us how to handle finances and manage money starting from a young age. Knowledge of how to pay taxes, how to set up a savings account and how to invest in stocks and bonds is im-portant information that would be invaluable to most of us, don’t you agree?
Can you think of any other important life skills that aren’t taught in school?