“Learning is what exists after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” Have you ever heard this kind of famous quote from Albert Einstein? Top 10 Lessons You Can’t Get From Learning To Achievement in Life Isn’t that kind of funny? That one of the greatest geniuses in history might say that what you studied in school could be the most significant thing in particular? Still, seeing how articulate he was, I’m prepared to accept that he may have been right.
It may be important to consider the roles of stomata in appreciating some facets of climate change, or if you’re gunning for a biology career. But this information would surely not help you file your taxes, something that most of us, for whatever cause, have always learned in school. And no, I’ve never heard of someone cutting slack from the IRS when they just didn’t know how to file their taxes.
So, there are those big lessons in life that you’re not going to get at school? Via real practice, what do you have to understand that you do not simply copy down from a chalkboard? We’re going to discuss exactly that in Today’s post so that those of you still in school get a clearer understanding of what the real world is like, and those of you have already done brushing up with the school to see how much you actually do.
1. Perspective Is Key. We typically look at life from a single point of view, and to change it, the school does not do much. You discover at school that Hitler was a very evil guy, and everyone he’s meant to be fighting for should be appalled. If he won the fight, it would be an unfortunate place for the world right now.
Now, that’s certainly true, but the Allies have done some nasty stuff, too. While we always think of them as the good guys, they have been the first side to ever use nuclear missiles that have affected virtually any conflict since then. How’s that about the viewpoint of a little? I’m not suggesting that the Axis was fine, though, and that the Allies were evil. The argument is that we don’t really get to see the other side of the coin in education, so we’re only seen one side very frequently.
However, in real life, where you have to juggle friendships, jobs, and romantic relationships, it is important to be able to grasp things, not only your own, from all sides. Are we going to say your boyfriend didn’t turn up for a date? Sure, you’ve got the right to be furious. But you should still remember that there may have been a really valid explanation for that, and first reading his side of the story will make you feel somewhat less furious.
There will be moments of life where your side of things is always the most important about your own growth and happiness, so if you will take the side of things of other people into account and have an open and frank conversation with them about how to satisfy your needs and theirs, things can run a lot more smoothly, and you can end up seeming a lot less narcissistic. And that takes us to our next point:
2. Not All Is About You Have you ever had to sit down with someone who can’t stop worrying about themselves in a conversation? I bet it made you want to take them by the hands and yell “LISTEN! THE WORLD DOESN’T REVOLVE AROUND YOU!” We’ve all been around people who don’t realize that all the time it isn’t about them, and we can probably accept that they’re not making a very good business, whether you’re at dinner, a group, or after a hard day just trying to unwind on the sofa.
Since we live life looking out with our own two eyes, it always seems like all that’s going on around us needs to be for us. But think about it, the knowledge is valid for everybody else that you already meet. When you can’t grasp that your companion is in a bad mood, don’t leap to the conclusion automatically that it must have anything to do with you.
Perhaps her manager made a swipe about her job results and it hurt quite a bit. Of course, the unpleasant moods of people often have everything to do with you, but don’t make the error of believing that this is necessarily the case. The egocentric bias is a state of overthinking everything because all is all about you, you suppose. Psychologists argue that when we are seeking to give our lives a cohesive story, where something takes place for a reason around us, we think about this. But this kind of thought is going to lead you into a rabbit hole, where you believe that every word you hear is about you, and every time you come into a room, you pay attention to yourself.
This is not safe, and you are expected to pack yourself into a more respectable entity when much of what is actually happening is just within your own mind. If you suffer from egocentric bias, consider this: do something completely different on your own for a couple of days. For starters, if you are the kind of person in a room who is normally the loudest, be silent. A lot of people will find and question you on the first day why you are having a dramatic behavior change. However, after a while, no one would even remember that you used to be loud because they are so worried about their own lives and what other people say about them.
Everybody has concerns of their own to think about. Learn not to think of yourself as the main challenge that other people have in life. You are certainly not. So, now that we have taken all the emphasis away from you for a second, let’s take another main lesson:
3. There is nothing as precious as good friends, so good friends are really important. This is another lesson that you would definitely not learn when trying to get the highest marks in the classroom.
Healthy friends make things worthwhile doing all. Will you like to sit alone, drink cheap booze and whine to yourself about your least favorite political figure or your government? Well, pull along a couple of friends, and the proposal begins to sound a little bit more fun, right? The mundane, day-to-day events in your life will take on a depressing, somber feel without friends. When you don’t have decent friends to spend quality time with, things feel a lot more oppressive.
With a few true mates, on the other hand, sometimes the toughest problems in life are so much simpler. The triumphs in life feel stronger, and the defeats are less crushing. Life is all about interactions, and it is a definite bonus to have friends who are there when you go through things, positive or bad. This is what takes us to our next point:
4. While it is great to have good friends, it is not the duty of your friends to make you happy. You are responsible for your happiness. It’s not up to your family to make you feel great, either.
Your happiness is absolutely predicated upon you. So, you need to consider what makes you happier to describe your happiness, and then consciously strive to bring it into your life. If you grant someone the power to make you happy by their words and their acts, by doing the contrary, you still give them the power to make you miserable.
It would make you feel poorer and less secure in your own abilities to care for yourself by giving your happiness to someone else. Just you can decide how happy you are in a perfect life, and no one else can determine whether you are happy and how long you stay that way. You are the master of your own life, and you’re going to know what makes you happy, how to do it, and you’re not going to let anyone else take it away from you.
5. A lot of focus is placed on how hard you need to learn to get into a successful college and follow a worthy career that would make you very rich. Your job title does not determine who you are.
It is certainly a plus to get a well-paid career, and there is nothing wrong with pursuing the title that comes with the job. It is not important, though, because the fact is that most individuals out there dislike their work and would rather do something else. Do not go for one only when considering a job, because it will earn you a coveted title and a fat bank account.
Go for one that in the morning would make you want to get out of bed, enthusiastic about the chance of getting to work, whether or not it comes with a respectable title. If you just go through the motions and embrace the responsibilities that others put on you, caving to pressure from your peers, family, or community to get a “nice” career, you might end up doing something you really dislike, and whatever money you earn won’t be worth as much, because every day you’re going to be unhappy from 9 to 5 just to get it.
6. Democracy is LiberatingIt is quite a big deal to mark independence days in various countries all around the planet. Will you have any idea why? And the people of that country had an opportunity on that day to think and act for themselves, fully and honestly. Socrates said, “Think about yourself and discover yourself.”
While education provides you with some of the skills you need to be able to manage life on your own, it does not teach you how freedom can be freeing. A culture of reliance on our teachers, parents, and fellow students is created by schools. Without deciding what is really important to you in the long term, you waste much of the time trying to find the “correct answers” to the “right questions.”
You learn a lot of subjects that you never end up using and continually defer to other persons as if they were superior intellectually. On the other hand, Real life shows you what freeing freedom is like. Via experience, the ability to ask your own questions, make your own choices and consider the implications of those decisions can only be fully experienced.
7. When you get poor grades in school, you will have to retake a year. You have absolutely nothing to lose. You get disqualified, or worse, anytime you fail a lecture or cause a ruckus.
This is all the ramifications of our actions while we are in college. Therefore, we equate that with what we have to risk before doing something while we are younger. You have literally nothing to lose, especially when you are uncommitted. Life teaches you a different kind of lesson. Do you want to launch a technology business in your dorm room? Sure. Yes, sure. Oh, go right ahead. And what are you going to miss if you do? Nothing. Nothing… And what are you going to gain? I don’t know, and you don’t know either.
But by doing so, you will quickly figure out, instead of thinking about what you need to risk. You continue to look at possibilities and your passions differently as you realize that you can take on every risk without fear of missing everything. You can end up winning the universe, after all, by chasing your dreams. You just have to ask Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk.
8. Collaboration is often more critical than rivalry. We are praised for being the most competitive in the community for much of our early lives. The best debater wins an award, and so does the man at the science fair who is doing well. We always aspire to be the best at everything, or even at everything, as competition is rewarded. Life reveals that you’re not really a self-sufficient being.
You will require the support of other entities on major ventures. You may be great at scripting, but you might be crappy at writing official emails. When do you need to send an email asking for an audience with someone who might help market your amazing software, what happens? You are searching for Pete, the guy whose emails still receive a reply.
It’s important to know that something is right for you, but it’s also important to know when someone’s support is best for you.
9. Food and Sleep are MedicineWhen you have a rough day and the balance of your brain is all fucked up, you can do a whole lot of good with a nap and some food. The school helps us to control the tiredness and any anxiety that we can feel from all the work that we are expected to do. What you do not know is that your productivity may be fucked up by fatigue and your output will be diminished.
Food fires up the brain’s metabolism and sleep periods of sleep, helping the subconscious to decompress all the information you have learned during the day. You will be energetic when you get up, and you will actually get more done than if you just drive through it the way you did at high school or college.
10. Life is not fair, make yourself used to it! You have so many freedoms that many other citizens enjoy. Likewise, there are freedoms that others will possess that you will never be allowed to enjoy. It is not scheduled; none of us had a choice as to what life offered us when we were born. Often, expecting the benefits that are given to anyone who puts in the effort, you can work as hard as you can.
You do not end up earning those rewards, though, and this will make you challenge anyone who has ever told young people that working hard will get you results. Events that you do not influence are likely to happen to you. When you need them the most, people will step out of your life. Perhaps, when your mates or competitors are eating in a lavish restaurant, you would not be able to afford your present.
Because of the crappy weather, you might even sleep on the sidewalks. And that’s life. It’s truly and utterly unjust sometimes. Yet, recognizing this truth and always discovering the magic of life. Good… Well… well… This is one of the most significant things that can be learned.