Day 23 - things you've learned that school won't teach you
I think one thing that I have learned, but not from school...it's okay to be different. People in real life (for the most part) don't make fun of you because of the clothes you wear, or how you wear your hair, or that you have a weird birthmark, or talk different. People are too worried about paying their bills, working, and taking care of their family to care. In school people get made fun of because of being different.
Speaking of paying bills. They need to have a mandatory realistic budget class. Kids need to be able to have a class that is a semester long that they have a "job" and they have to pay their monthly bills and budget accordingly. I know I got a week of teaching on that subject in an elective class, but it didn't stick. To me personally, that is a life skill many people lack and desperately need.
This is part of the May Blog Everyday Challenge found here.