The other day, I was thinking about my education. How much of my invested time went to waste, and how much was well spent. I surmised that about 75% of the most useful lessons in life I learned through experience working a job since I was quite young, and traveling the world. 20% came from past mistakes, leaving a good 5% to my formalized education.
I've heard teachers tell (or teach) a lot of bogus things throughout the course of my life. Sure, I had a few great teachers here and there (from which come the 5%), but the others taught dry, unimaginative, and uninspired ideas. Teaching wasn't their passion, going by the book was. To compensate for their inability to inspire our young minds, they lied. They lied straight to our pimply faces. Perhaps you'll remember a few of these...
1. You need to learn to do math without a calculator because you won't always be able to use them.
2. Learning cursive is important because you'll have to use it in high school and college.
3. If you don't pass gym, you won't make it to high school.
4.Algebra will come in handy in the "real world."
5.The point of education is to get a well paying job.
So what about you? Go on! What lies were you told?