3 Things That Should Be Taught In Schools, But Aren’t

Most people agree that a good education is a key component of a good life. But people agree less about what a good education implies. Here are 3 things that are not taught in school, but should be.

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1. The importance of emotional intelligence

If we would respect our emotions as much as we respect our minds the world would certainly be a better place. But emotional intelligence, the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others, needs training just as much our cognitive skills. Uneducated children about their emotions become unbalanced adults who cannot handle their emotions and therefore they become prone to mental health problems.

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2. Critical thinking

Critical thinking is the rational, skeptical, unbiased analysis or evaluation of facts in order to form a judgement. In the era of post truth, fake news and informational overload to be able to rationally form an opinion and defend it when necessary is a rare, but essential skill.

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3. Balancing a budget

The math and the economics that we learn in school have little to do with the real problems that we confront as adults. Learning to monitor our income and our expenses, at any age, is a vital skill. Learning to be financially responsible can save us a lot of unnecessary stress later in life. Please, share this!