Back to schools. Some dirty little secrets of education:
one more secret:
- school is not for teaching biology/chemistry/physics/geography etc. School is to teach you learning abilities.
How many times I heard from my peers "why do we have to learn this?!", "I don't need this to know, I can look it in encyclopedia when if I need it some day", "I won't learn maths, I'm a humanistic mind and I don't need math for my college aplication" etc.
Oh please people, competence means that you should learn EVERYTHING you are obliged to, not only the chosen subjects you think you will need (actually by chosen subjects we should recognize literally nothing as kids usually don't learn anything but looking for excuses).
Now when I'm 20-something I think to myself that there was so many nice things to learn at school and school was great opportunity to discover the world which I unfortunately did not use...
And even knowing such unuseful information that Brasil is the biggest breeder of cattle, which undoubtly is not a kind of knowledge which let me earn any money, I still can be proud to know why the hell they cut their Rain Forests so eagerly! ;)
Something to summarize the situation (a polish comedy show):