Are Students Prepared For The Real World?
There are many debates over whether or not the current education system can help prepare students to do well in life.
I know of individuals who are mainly entrepreneurs and believe that education does not help in any way to prepare for the real world. They are very adamant in their belief that school needs to have lessons about money management and workshops which are pertinent to life skills. I completely agree with this because when you leave education, you realise all the hardships that come with life were not taught in school.
I wasn’t taught about bills or anything about mortgages and the process in buying a house. These lessons are imperative in the real world and I just wish that we were taught this in school so that we know exactly what living in the real world with a job is all about.
However, other people believe that education equips you with skills that you can take with you for the rest of your life. They believe that there are life lessons ingrained in the whole educational journey which is all you need to succeed.
I do agree with this to some extent because I am a huge believer that education does have life skills which you can use, with the right mentality of course, to make life more positive and to be grateful for everything you have. This, in turn, will lead to your greatest moments and it is this mindset which will take you from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs.
On the other hand, I believe that this mentality will lead you to kind of blag your way through life. You will have to trial and error so many things before you get it right with this approach. That’s where this approach is a downfall. You have to take life as it goes whereas if you were given lessons in school, then you would be prepared for the situation before it happens. You would be less likely to blow all your money because you will have been taught how and when to spend your money.
I do believe that education needs to have lessons which prepare us for the real world. Whether we see this in the foreseeable future is another question.