Schooling is the most crucial phase of our lives during which we build our foundation. However, it is also often said that real learning starts once we are out of the confines of the school and gain first-hand knowledge. Touching on this topic, industrialist Harsh Goenka has posed an intriguing question on Twitter that elicited a flurry of responses from users.
“What is that one thing that you wish you were taught in school (which you weren’t)?” the chairman of the RPG Group asked.
What is that one thing that you wish you were taught in school (which you weren’t) ?
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) September 20, 2022
Even more interesting were the answers to this question.
“English communication skills. Not water down English medium schooling,” wrote a user.
English communication skill. Not water down english medium schooling.
— Anshu Mishra (@ianteryamiM) September 20, 2022
For many, managing finances and financial planning were the skills that were missing from the school curriculum.
Financial planning.. strange that even to this day it’s not been considered
— Ina (@InaBansal) September 20, 2022
These users were of the same opinion.
Power of compounding
Real life interest rate calculations
— Gautam K (@kalasurgautam) September 20, 2022
Another wrote, “Basics of personal finance and value of money?”
Basics of personal finance and value of money?
— C U VENUGOPAL ???????????????? (@venugopal15) September 21, 2022
“Managing money and making better financial decisions. This is the single biggest factor between a mediocre career and a prosperous future for most people,” a person wrote.
Managing money and making better financial decisions. This is the single biggest factor between a mediocre career and a prosperous future for most people @hvgoenka
— Kundan Bhaduri (@kundanbhaduri) September 20, 2022
For this user, teaching students about mental health can help them tackle the stress in their careers ahead.
About mental health.
How to take care of yourself on daily basis to make sure you are doing ok and being able to take care of the stress
— Priyal (@priyallpodaar) September 20, 2022
This one too underlined the importance of mental health.
that physical and mental health is most important subject. after that maths physics chemistry English and so on…
— Name cannot be blank (@boloVandeMatram) September 21, 2022
Some found “civic sense, courtesy, and etiquette” to be absent from the school syllabus.
Civic sense, courtesy and etiquette.
— Daryl (@dpgomes1959) September 21, 2022
One offered a whole list of skills that must be taught in schools.
Culture and tradition
Dignity of labour
Basic house hold skills of plumbing, electricity, cooking, carpentry
Atleast one sport
— Ajit Vijayan (@VijayanAjit) September 20, 2022
“To go after and hone the passion and interests I have. Instead of making me learn textbook knowledge which by far hasn’t come to any use,” said a user.
To go after and hone the passion and interests I have. Instead of making me learn text book knowledge which by far hasn’t come to any use.
— Ridhima Sunkersett (@ridhimaredij) September 21, 2022
So, what is your answer to it?
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