What We Should Have Learned in School

I think of how we learn our entire world, what we take out of it every day, and at what age we develop all of these skills.

I think of how our minds have expanded, and this includes our ability to see the world in quite a different light, to understand and to empathize with other people and things, to think, to empathize, to understand and to use our bodies to be part of a team through each of these skills.

I think of how, with each new education it becomes clear that we have been programmed to develop all of these skills and, like a child changing a diaper, we have been given new information and tools that we may not have had before, and that have had the impact of having greatly changed our lives.

We are all familiar with the “learning is hard” school-of-hope paradigm. We all have experienced this type of mindset from college students to their peers in college.

It is the first thing that they teach us in the classroom and is the key to their success in that regard. One of the core elements of the “learning is hard” model is that we must expect it to fail.

I realize this is a fairly specific paradigm but it should serve as a generalization as well. When we try to convince ourselves that something is difficult we try to convince others that we are wrong and that the solution is simple.

We may or may not believe that, but we have to keep pushing forward no matter how we are hurt or disappointed.