I’m not sure if it’s just me but sometimes I blame high school for how we all turned out. I mean, we can’t rule out the effect our parents and friends had on us too but high school has so much power to change students for the better. There is a lot high school can do to almost eliminate the hardship we face when we matriculate and get out into the real world independently. There are Life Orientation subjects in some schools, however, this subject barely teaches us how to even survive a normal day so there needs to be like a neutral subject in high school that teaches some of the following and is open to more suggestions too…
In my first year of university, I used to leave out the reference page because I just didn’t know how to reference and to cite my work so I preferred losing marks than just embarrassing myself by writing rubbish. We had about 4 evening tutorials in Media Studies focusing on referencing and I still didn’t know how to do it. Throughout my 2nd and 3rd year I just used referencing websites which basically did everything for me. Referencing correctly is important because plagiarizing is an actual crime, even though I have completed my degree I still feel the need to get down to the basics and learning how to do this correctly.
⁃HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PROPOSAL
Not everyone dreams of heading straight to college after high school and not everyone is actually lucky enough to get into college. How to write a business proposal is probably covered in Business-related subjects but everyone needs to learn how to hence they can pursue their personal dreams straight after high school and not have to worry about not knowing where to start. Such factors are the cause of self-doubt and the reason why some people give up early on their dreams.
At some point in our lives we all go through interviews fighting for a particular job or a higher position at work. Again, not everyone is guaranteed a spot in college and not everyone wants to go there anyway and in most cases you need to have an interview with your potential employer and that will determine if you get the job or not. Interviews are definitely nerve-racking, that is why we need to learn at an early stage how to prepare for an interview and how to dress and speak in an interview.
The fact that high school doesn’t educate us thoroughly about mental illnesses and the likelihood of being a victim of a mental disorder is one of the reasons why we grow up feeling bad about how we feel and what we experience on a daily basis. Learning about this in high school could’ve made a significant difference on how we treat each other and how we feel and think of ourselves. It would also raise awareness about mental illnesses and normalize them without making it something to joke about.
⁃IMPORTANCE OF SELF-LOVE
The idea of ‘self-love’ pretty much came to our attention a few years ago. Prior to that, if someone spoke of self-love it would’ve been interpreted as selfishness but now we are beginning to understand the depth of self-love and the importance of it. We should’ve been taught this in high school to minimize impressing people, begging people to stay in our lives, bending over backwards for our friends’ approval and to minimize depending on others for happiness.
That’s it for now,