Here are a few of my learnings that my education institution didn’t teach me:
1. How to maintain relationships: As human beings, we are bound to maintain civil relationships with other people. How you build and maintain relationships with others has a lot to do with how successful you will be in the future. Knowing how to manage your relationships will aid your success.
2. Being morally correct: Even though, many institutions do include a subject on morals and ethics, they only teach the theoretical idea of morals that necessarily can’t be translated directly into real life situations.
3. How to develop emotional intelligence: Emotions are something that not many of us have control over. And having the capacity to handle interpersonal relationships with empathy isn’t something that many of us have mastered.
4. How to manage money: Your education might teach you how to earn money, but it will never teach you how to save that money, how to plan for a financial crisis, or when to invest — these can only be learnt from mistakes or personal research.
5. How to find a job: Ironic, right? Whereas we spend so much money and time on our education just so we find ourselves a job, our education system never teaches us the process to actually look for a suitable job for us.
Life is already hard for all of us. On top of that, our education system doesn’t properly cover practical life situations, which can sometimes hold us back from reaching our true potential. Which is why, it is so important to not let life whizz by with your head on books, and instead meet new people, and experience new things, to stay in the game.
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