How much of the things we learn in school do we actually use in life?

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  1. iimscollege profile image59
    iimscollegeposted 13 years ago

    Guys what do you think whatever we learn from our school or colleges are we really use them in our life .I generally don't and what about you?????

  2. KristenGrace profile image59
    KristenGraceposted 13 years ago

    If you're talking from ALL of my education, the top three skills I've learned would be:

    How to write and read
    Addition - Primarily when buying supplies for my classroom !

    1. givingfairy profile image60
      givingfairyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I feel the same way. As a computer major all the precal, art history ,music , and other courses serves me nor mankind any purpose. I can get by with simple math calculations, getting along with others and making a difference without all these expensive courses colleges require that one takes. Most of the times people have to settle for a different career outside of their major so really I don't see the sense in all those courses they bombard you with.

  3. Evan G Rogers profile image60
    Evan G Rogersposted 13 years ago

    you'd be surprised at how much you learned you actually use every day. It just might not seem like it.

    By learning one subject, you increase your skills in other subject areas.

    For example, by studying foreign language, you can actually improve your math skills.

    But, all in all, it IS difficult to justify the current schooling system -- $13,000 per student per year.

  4. DIYweddingplanner profile image77
    DIYweddingplannerposted 13 years ago

    I can tell you what I have never, ever used since I've been out of school and that is Algebra. That and diagramming sentences.  What a colosssal waste of time! Basic math will get you through most of what you need to know in life.

  5. SpanStar profile image59
    SpanStarposted 13 years ago

    It will be interesting to see if schools can keep up with the technology that allow volumes of information to be right at one's finger tips.

    I read a while back where someone wrote, "A smart person isn't someone who has all the answers because their is not such person.  A smart person is someone who knows where to find the answers."

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
      Mark Ewbieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      A smart person is someone who can use the correct spelling of "there".

      1. SpanStar profile image59
        SpanStarposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        And even smarter person can read the context and not have to have their hand held because they're so petty.,

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
          Mark Ewbieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah whatever.  I got the message, just hacked off with the spelling.  Plus I only need five more posts to get the forum asshole accolade.  You got lucky.

          1. SpanStar profile image59
            SpanStarposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Perhaps if you came to this forum with something more then games you my might get something out of it and who knows may even bring something of worth here.

            1. Mark Knowles profile image58
              Mark Knowlesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

              You really think you are offering something of "worth" by demonstrating a lack of understanding of science and an inability to spell correctly? Not to mention your grammar. lol lol

              KKK sad

              Does the big bang not work 4 ya? Just doesn't make sense to use the English language properly either I suppose? sad

              1. SpanStar profile image59
                SpanStarposted 13 years agoin reply to this

                When it comes to you Mark and the fact that you do Nothing but SIT ON YOUR BACKSIDE AND COMPLAIN,  and COMPLAIN.  Everyone else is a genius

                1. Mark Knowles profile image58
                  Mark Knowlesposted 13 years agoin reply to this


                  1. Greek One profile image63
                    Greek Oneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

                    I have to agree with SpanStar on this one, Mark...

                    but can we start the mentoring thing now?... I could really use a few thousand dollars smile

  6. manlypoetryman profile image82
    manlypoetrymanposted 13 years ago

    Oh, and class...BTW...Tomorrow there is going to be a test on this. So you better study up on this question.

  7. starme77 profile image77
    starme77posted 13 years ago

    I think we use alot of it in life - I mean what did we learn  in high school? i learned how to smoke - I still smoke - I learned that people are opinionated about others cars ,shoes and clothes and learned I didnt want to be that way - I'm not that way today smile oh and I learned some french - I use it every now and then smile I learned you have to stand up for yourself and if you want anything done - do it yourself - smile yup - I use my skills I learned in High school every day lol smile

  8. shogan profile image76
    shoganposted 13 years ago

    Why do so many people place the value of education entirely in whether they "use" it?  Practical application is a pretty close-minded way to evaluate the importance of knowledge.  What happened to wanting to know as much as possible about as much as you can?

    It's about who you are more than it's about what you do.

  9. profile image0
    Neville Walkposted 13 years ago

    I have always remembered the glitter lessons I had, and find this particularly useful at Christmas.  There will always be a need for glitter, and my handmade Christmas cards are always commented upon.

  10. cre8tive profile image80
    cre8tiveposted 13 years ago

    As a cake decorator by trade (now at least,) which many would describe as an art rather than a science, I have never used so much maths and chemistry in my life.

    Chemistry because I need to know the reactions of ingredients to know the density of a cake mix,and maths because without knowing how to calculate the volume of a cylinder I'd never know what I'd need to make a train, etc, etc

    Only other time I used Maths was to work out what 25% off was in a sale=)

    I also remember the wives of Henry V111th, and how an ox-bow lake was formed - but neither of those have proved that useful yet, apart from the odd pub quiz - but I live in hope.


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