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The School Syllabus Is Flawed

We don’t use much of what we learn at school in our daily lives. The real-world, practical skills we acquire after school are mostly through imitation, self-learning and experimentation.

Traditional, hard skills, taught after school, like engineering, accounting, programming etc., are valued and are easy to measure. However, these skills are not permanent, and may only be valuable in the job market for a short while.

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  • Dealing with uncertainties, insecurities and changes, rising above the stuff we cannot control and focusing on what we can.
  • Spending or investing time wisely, as time is infinitely more valuable than money, but is wasted.
  • The ability to change our mind and knowing that we cannot be right all the time.
  • A high level of Emotional Quotient (EQ), where we understand what others feel.
  • The ability to think through problems, situations and the decisions we make, both big and small.

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Leonardo Da Vinci

“He who thinks little errs much.”

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Sheryl Sandberg

“Build your skills, not your resume.”

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William Penn

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst,”

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George Bernard Shaw

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

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It is the ability to manage our own emotions and react to the emotions of others.

People who exhibit emotional intelligence have the less obvious skills necessary to get ahead in life, such as managing conflict resolution, reading and responding to the needs of others, and keeping their own emotions from overflowing and disrupting their lives.

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2 kinds of prior knowledge

... you need two kinds of prior knowledge:

  • Knowledge about the subject at hand (math, history, or programming).
  • Knowledge about how learning actually works.

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Traveling forces you out of your comfort zone.

You know and feel comfortable with all the people in the school: the teachers, the friends, the parents, and other school workers.

Traveling means new foods, cultures, language, people, and places to explore. It helps you grow as a person.

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