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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 26 2012: How to view things from another persons perspective - live as a member of a community, not just an individual.
    We all have a story that has made us who we are, sometimes when we relate to others with this in mind we can be more gracious and less easily offended. I think the world would be a different place if we were all taught (and actually grasped) that although we are unique and valuable beyond measure so is everyone else.

    It's a good question and the responses are really thought provoking - thanks.

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