At 99U, we’re dedicated to providing the action-oriented education that you didn’t get in school. To make sure we’re on the right track, we hit up our Twitter and Facebook followers to ask: “What’s the one thing you wished you’d learned in school?”We received hundreds of responses which we culled into the shortlist below, but we want to hear from everyone. Please share your thoughts what you missed out on in school with an @ reply on Twitter or in the comments below.
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@99u Economics, finances and business. In a capitalist world, why are we taught to be employees instead of entrepreneurs & business people?
— Ashley Khosa (@ashleykhosa) September 25, 2012
@99uTo negotiate deals and run businesses.
— Justin Hines(@jwhines) September 25, 2012
@99u that it’s OK to fail, that there is nothing to fear in it and much to gain from it.
— David Elgena (@DavidElgena) September 25, 2012
@99u To relax. You can work with a sense of urgancy without racing the clock.
— Dustin Buck (@Thedustinbuck) September 25, 2012
@99u wished we learned the foundations of health. What our body requires, how to maintain it. What foods to truly avoid incl. wheat etc
— Elesh Parujanwala (@iAmElesh) September 26, 2012
@99u In school I wish I had learned to work harder on myself than I did on my college classes.
— JDew (@iamJDew) September 25, 2012
Personal finance and student loans:
@99u that a college loan isn’t free money.
— Chelse D. (@chelseD) September 26, 2012
@99u Wish I had been taught money skills/budgeting. Otherwise you only learn from your parents or have to educate yourself as you go on
— Charlie Kelliher (@pilgrim_ckellih) September 25, 2012
@99u I wish we learned to stay away from popular trends and instead to explore our own style and creativity.
— Leah T (@thiboroo) September 25, 2012
@99u When everyone zigs, you zag.
— Brandon McCormick (@BrandMcCormick) September 25, 2012
@99u It really is ok to think & solve a problem differently than the teacher said. Not halting creative thinking. Seeing it now w/ my kids.
— Julie Jaggernath (@JulieJaggernath) September 26, 2012