Contrary to what most people around you are trying to say, school is not all that important.

And… contrary to what that might make you think, realizing that will only help your ability to do well in it.

Humans have this strange ability to overestimate the importance of virtually everything that they decide to do. I can see the old cliche of a student saying, “my life is over,” to some stupid and minor school problem. In reality, failing that test or class or getting kicked out for some stupid reason rarely has a significant effect on a person’s life. When it does have a large impact it is almost always because the person overreacts and causes it themselves.

“I failed! My life is over! I’m dropping out!The problem wasn’t the failure it was the overreaction afterwards. In virtually all problems of life from failures, they can be corrected absolutely 100% within a year or two. This is particularly true with school.

This human ability to overestimate the danger can be helpful. If you were wandering the woods and thought you heard a bear coming, you would naturally overreact and freak out until you prove otherwise. That’s because the ancestors that didn’t overreact to potential life threatening situations got eaten by bears.

School is not where you need to worry about getting eaten by bears (too often…)

When you’re worried about your life being over you may be good at running but you’re sure as hell not good at remembering minor details you’re trying to learn. Realizing how unimportant school really is lets you use the most powerful parts of yourself to handle school. That makes you significantly more successful at it.

School Is Unimportant

CAUTION! Don’t Let This Happen To You

This is an absolutely essential read for anyone on this blog.

R. is a college graduate that I know. He went to one of the best colleges in his field. He worked hard. He scored high. He did everything he was supposed to do…

He’s a smart guy.

Now R. has the degree… but not much else except tens of thousands of dollars of student loan debt.

He lives at home with his parents barely able to get by paying his loans off… He blew it because he wasn’t ready despite the high scores.

ACADEMICS MATTER!

Scores matter.

It can give you the fast-track in life…

But it’s not everything.

You need more than just good scores. You need:

  • Efficient learning strategies (you can use through life)
  • High-scoring testing strategies (to prove you know your stuff)
  • Pareto-esque prioritization systems (to use your time better)

Most importantly:

  • An enjoyable life WHILE learning and scoring high (because if it’s not enjoyable, you won’t keep doing it.)

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3 thoughts on “School Is Unimportant

  • February 7, 2021 at 3:21 am
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    I blog often and I seriously thank you for your content. This great article has truly peaked my interest.I am going to bookmark your blog and keep checking for new information about once a week.I subscribed to your RSS feed too.

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:55 am
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    Realized a lot. Super easy to understand. Many thanks for sharing 🙂

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  • May 25, 2016 at 7:59 am
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    School is actually killing the love for learning. Students now give more important to grades than learning itself. The reason why most students give importants to grades is people tend to glorify the achievers and look down on the failing ones as if the value of the person depends on his or her grades. Failing does have an impact on a person’s life emotionally because he or she will always remember how it feels to be embarrassed as a student for a flunking a test. I used to hate going to school because it made me feel stressed and depressed at the same with all the academics and emotional turmoil a student has to experience. But when I finished school, I develop the love for learning and enrolled myself into a language school. I’m enjoying learning a new language unlike when I was in a regular school where learning is a requirement. I focus more into the actual learning experience and not with how high my grades will be.

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