25 Life Lessons That Really Ought to be Taught in School

Sigh, if only school prepared us for living in the real world.

If quadratic equations helped us manage our finances or European history helped us choose a spouse, just imagine how good we’d be at life!

Sadly, much of what we learn in school, while designed to give us a broad understanding of the world and everything in it, only served us until exam time and then poof! It was gone. I know this because helping my 5th grade son with his homework is way more challenging than it ought it be.

Most of us have had to learn life’s lessons the hard way, and while I’m not exactly sure that’s a bad thing, I do believe our educational system could teach us how to be better grownups. 

Wouldn’t you have liked to be taught the dangers of credit cards or how to negotiate a starting salary? I know I would have.

Let’s take a look at 25 solid life lessons they really ought to teach in school, because we’ve all gotta grow up sometime.


  1. Now this would really be effective.

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