3 Lessons From School that We Need to Unlearn


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Some of our life influences are attributed to lessons that were taught in our school. Various lessons in school have spurred misconceptions as we grow old. Thus, we need to unlearn these things for us to relearn significant matters.

“We spend too much time making kids memorize facts instead of giving them the skill that will help them throughout their lives,” writes Steven Johnson, author of “Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions that Matter the Most.” Most things that matter in life were not taught in school.

With that in mind, here are three lessons that we need to unlearn for us to adopt more valuable concepts that are beneficial in life.

All questions obtain ‘right’ answer 

We were taught in school that all questions have correct answers. But not all concepts from the past seemed to be relevant at the present or even tomorrow. Mark Twain stated that “what gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.”

The more activities equate more achievement

When we were in school, we are encouraged to participate in various activities. Our teachers help us to engage in extracurricular activities, do more homework, and attain various commitments. As we grow old, too many commitments will stretch us thinner making us less progressive for the person who we opt to be.

That’s why it is important to be an essentialist, prioritizing things that matter most to our lives. In life, rest and recovery are important to do more about what is essential. Doing a lot does not equate that you are being productive. 

Excel in school to have a better future

Our parents instill to us that learning more will ensure us a better future. But this does not hold true all the time. Students do their assignments and pass their examinations for the sole purpose of compliance.

It is difficult to admit that we did all the school stuff for the sake of good grades. Thus, we were hone to please others to secure our future.

These are one of the lessons we need to unlearn to reshape the concepts that matter most. Do not stop learning for new things to generate a new perspective.

Sources:

  1. https://www.inc.com/erik-severinghaus/unlearn-these-3-lessons-from-school.html
  2. https://ozobot.com/blog/why-we-need-more-decision-making-lessons-in-the-classroom


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