I freely admit it, I am not the most educated man on the earth.  I just did not enjoy school.  I enjoyed learning but like my Mom told “You get good grades in subject you like” YEP MOM THAT IS ME

I also that my personality was one of I didn’t care if I got an A or D.  I did care about the F’s (not that I ever got one or 15) I always thought that if I was learning something the grades didn’t matter.  I found out later that good grades look good for resume writing.

What brought this on was a survey about our education from.

How much of what you learned in school do you actually use in the real world?  A new survey asked 2,000 people, and the average answer was 37%.

That means we think about two-thirds of the stuff we learned was basically useless knowledge.  Here are the ten real-world skills we WISH we’d been taught instead . . .

  1. Money management and budgeting. (I know that some schools are doing this)
  2. How to do your taxes.
  3. How to manage your emotional wellbeing and mental health.
  4. Understanding credit cards and student loans. (I can’t believe the amount of student loan debt there is,)
  5. How to negotiate. (I am getting better at that one)
  6. Time management. (Boy do I need that one)
  7. How to fix stuff around the house. (I am dangerous with a hammer or screwdriver)
  8. Relationship and conversational skills. (How about adding not being a jerk on social media)
  9. Car repair and car maintenance. (See number 7)
  10. How to find a job. (A life skill we all need)

The survey also asked people to name the most USELESS things they were forced to learn in school.

If you’re a scientist or math teacher, these might come in handy.  And some people may argue the benefits of having a base knowledge of this stuff.  But you probably don’t use it unless you’re helping your kids with THEIR homework . . .

  1. The Pythagorean Theorem to figure out the dimensions of a triangle. (I thought a theorem was something you took you temperature with)

(The equation is A-squared, plus B-squared, equals C-squared.) (I knew that)

  1. Knowing that Pi is 3.14. ( MMM PIE)
  2. Memorizing the periodic table of elements in chemistry. (I can’t even remember where I put my keys)
  3. Learning the different types of rocks . . . sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous. (If you smell what the Rock is Cooking)
  4. Learning the parts on an atom. (That guy on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
  5. Learning what mitochondria is . . . a.k.a., the “powerhouse of a cell.” (I ain’t going to Jail)
  6. Naming all of the presidents in order. (George Washington – Abraham Lincoln—Andrew Jackson— Ulysses S. Grant.  They are all on money that what I remember)
  7. Learning about osmosis(It’s the, quote, “process by which molecules of a solvent tend to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one.”  Now you know. (I thought Osmosis was a panelist on the View)
  8. Learning how to make paper snowflakes in elementary school. (I learned how to write my name in the snow—does that count)
  9. Learning about photosynthesis in plants. (I just use my Cell phone photos now)

 

Today on the show: I am worthless on Fridays’ and The NFL playoffs

Stupid news:    Frosty’s Revenge and a stupid emotional support animal.

Laff lines: Being average looking