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What was not taught in school that you realize, REALLY should have been? (Why?)

For me, things like Financial Literacy, Entrepreurism, Cooking and Sex Ed (and the Psychology of Relationships), were not taught. And I realize that I have had to spend quite a few years now bumbling through life with the rest of my friends, rather clueless. Yet, I'd always score high on calculus quizzes, in labelling body parts and I am an excellent speller. Oh! And I am really confident! : /

I feel I have useless superpowers in some areas and not enough power in others where I super need it. (Perhaps my ignorance is ripe for being picked on by predators in society...) Most of the things that I wish I learned, improved the quality of my life and mind once I did learn them.

What is your deal?


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  • Sep 25 2012: After reading all these insightful replies here I ended up thinking that, in the end, people learn mostly from people. So, I wish I had greater teachers at school, who could listen, respect, guide (vs rule), change perspectives, who could express themselves more freely and creatively.

    Spirituality is one subject I would like to be made official.

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