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In High School, why do I learn so many irrelevant subjects?

Tell me why I need to understand and learn Calculus, or even parts of Biology and History that has no relevance to the Real World. I'm very frustrated with this, please clearly answer why I need to learn what I learn.


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    Dec 2 2011: I agree that high school subjects can be incredibly boring. For me, there was a disconnect from the subjects that I assume you are feeling as well. If something feels pointless or irrellevant then it becomes boring because there is no motivation or curiosity spurring us on. High school, I am guessing, is a very difficult time for a lot of students because the majority of what you are learning is considered foundational. I might be parroting a bit here, but the different classes allow you to learn other more advanced or specialized subjects, not to mention function well within society. We don't understand our own ignorance until after the fact, something I'm reminded of daily and most likely for the rest of my life. Good luck finding your niche.

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