The 4 Life Lessons I Wish They Taught in School: Things We Need to Know!

We all know how important an education is. Having knowledge is critical to success. Even if a person gets straight A’s in school, there are several lessons not taught in traditional schooling that we all must be familiar with. In this article, we will list the top 4 lessons not taught in school that we all should become educated on.

The Top Lessons Not Taught in School

The following lessons may not be taught in school, but they are required life lessons. it’s critical people make an effort to learn as much as they can about the following subjects.

  1. Business/Entrepreneurship

Schools don’t teach anything about how to start a business. The basic lesson is to go to school and get good grades. This will increase your odds of getting a good job. There’s nothing with that, but what if a person wants to own their own business? Our current educational system doesn’t provide that option to our youth.

This does our kids a disservice. Consider the following:

  • What if you can’t find a job?
  • What if you’re unhappy with the current job market?
  • What if you you want to make more money than what jobs are offering?

This is just a few questions to ask yourself that most schools won’t provide answers to. Remember: if you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime. That same rationale applies to us and our ability to make money. We are taught to survive on one check. We pay our rent, car insurance, phone, and health insurance all with one check. Want more money? Get a second job! This is a popular way to make money, but its also the worst way.

What many don’t know is the average millionaire has 7 streams of income. Not 7 jobs, but several ways they make money, with most of them being passive forms of income. This means they make money while they sleep. Schools don’t teach this valuable lesson, so that means we must learn it ourselves.

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2. Healthy Eating Tips

We are all taught to eat our fruits and veggies and to drink water, but there’s much more to healthy eating that’s never discussed. Our medical industry focuses on treating symptoms with a variety of medications, ranging from aspirins to pain relievers. While this may help temporarily, the key to good health is to keep the immune system strong and to get to the source of the illness.

Here are a few symptoms of vitamin deficiencies:

Nutrient deficientCommon Symptoms
Vitamin D deficiencyFrequent colds
Easily fatigued
Bone and back pain
Magnesium deficiencyMigraines
Unexplained weakness or fatigue
Vitamin B12 deficiencyExtreme weakness
Mouth ulcers
Mood changes
Loss of appetite
Dementia symptoms
Iron deficiencyFatigue or weakness
Shortness of breath
Strange cravings
Cold hands/feet
Brittle nails

This just a few of the symptoms we might experience from vitamin deficiencies. How many of us are taking a medication to relieve any of these symptoms, not realizing its true cause, which could be a vitamin deficiency?

Have you noticed how many medications must be taken indefinitely? Why are people taking blood pressure meds, insulin, antidepressants and others for months or even years? Why can’t people discover ways to heal their bodies so they won’t need those meds anymore?

In addition to eating foods from the basic food groups, we should be taught about herbs and spices, and how they have been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of ailments and heal the body from within. The following spices and their benefits should be known by all:

  • Turmeric
  • Oregano
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Rosemary

This is just a few of the many spices available. Order an assortment of delicious and nutritious spices here:

Black seed oil, apple cider vinegar and others should be discussed as well. The key here is to be aware of them. If people choose not to eat them, that’s OK. The key is exposing them to this valuable information.

Here’s a great video on the benefits of some popular herbs and spices:

3. Financial Education

What do you know about money? When the average person is asked about money and saving or investing, their first thought is the stock market. Get a 401k, invest in several mutual funds and save for retirement, hoping they have enough to live on. While that might be sound advice for some, that is just one of many forms of financial education. This type of investing focuses on capital gains, but there’s another form of investing that people should know about, and that’s cash flow, which is having monthly revenue streams now, instead of waiting on a big payday that may or may not come.

Education about money is also limited to the dollar. But how many people know before 1971 the U.S. dollar was backed by gold, and today it’s backed by nothing and is known as a fiat currency, making it practically worthless?

This is where financial education comes into play. The key to financial freedom is owning assets. There are many definitions of what an asset is, but for this discussion, an asset is defined as “something that deposits money into your account or generates revenue monthly.” Based on this definition, your house is NOT an asset, contrary to popular belief. If you lose your job tomorrow, can your house pay your bills by providing a monthly income? Or do you lose sleep trying to figure out how you’ll pay the mortgage?

That house you once considered an asset quickly becomes a liability.

As discussed previously, the average millionaire has 7 streams of income. Many don’t even have a retirement plan or even invest in the stock market! Most have several assets that are totally unrelated to the stock market. Examples of financial education includes having knowledge on the following:

  • Precious metals (gold and silver)
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Rental property (commercial or residential)
  • Owning a business
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Ask yourself: what if you don’t want to work for 30-40 years until you’re retired? What if you can’t work? Why should you have to live on your retirement savings? This is where assets like those above come into play. Most people “work for money,” but having financial education means learning how to make money “work for you.

By owning assets, a person can receive money every month for life. In this instance, a retirement plan may not be necessary because that rental property, business, or other asset will provide income for decades. It could also be passed down for generations. Learn more about assets in a previous blog post HERE.

4. History

History is currently taught from a European perspective. For example, how can Columbus “discover” America when people were already living there? Another important point is the poor representation of others in history. There are MANY contributions to society made by people of all races, nationalities and ethnicities that are not discussed. This does us all a disservice. By learning about all the various contributions made by everyone, that can instill a sense of pride in that particular group, as well as show other races that we ALL have done our share to make the world what it is today.

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We learn a tremendous amount of information in school. We are taught how to read, write and do arithmetic. Unfortunately, this is not enough. We must continue learning, even when we are not in school. Even though I have a degree in Business Administration, I learned more about entrepreneurship when I started my own business. Many of my greatest life lessons were learned outside of school.

This is just a sample of what we need to know, but there’s much more. Don’t wait on someone to teach you everything you need to know. Be proactive and acquire a thirst for knowledge. You’ll be glad you did!

Get more tips in my books The Diet of Success: Healthy Eating Tips for Hard Working Professionals, and The 3 Pillars of Strength: Increasing Your Physical Mental and Spiritual Fitness. In addition, register for an upcoming camp at the Yes We Did Virtual Learning Center. Our goal is to talk about important lessons that are not taught in school.

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