Missed Opportunities: The Top 4 Lessons That Not Taught In School

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 That Should Be Taught in School

Lesson #1: Healthy Eating

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.

Should kids be taught the health benefits of spices in school?
Should kids be taught the health benefits of spices in school?

Here are a few symptoms of vitamin deficiencies:

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

In addition, it’s critical our youth are taught how some artificial ingredients in snack foods and fast foods can cause a variety of health issues, including obesity, high blood pressure and heart disease.

Understanding the importance of healthy eating and getting the nutrients growing kids need is critical.

We tell our young people to eat their broccoli, but it’s critical they fully understand why.

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 naturally through diet and exercise 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. Many kids don’t know these items 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
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic
  • Rosemary

Spices have been used to treat illness and disease for thousands of years, but it mostly ignored in modern medicine. This might be a mistake.

Lesson #2: Financial Literacy

What do you know about money? When the average person is asked about 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.

The stock market and 401k focus on capital gains, but there’s another form of investing that people should know about, and that is cash flow, which is having monthly revenue streams now, instead of waiting on a big payday that may or may not come. Read more about capital gains and cash flow HERE.

Education about money is also limited to the dollar. But how many people know before 1971 the U.S. dollar was backed by gold? How many kids today know it’s backed by nothing and is known as a fiat currency? How many kids know it is steadily losing its purchasing power?

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 it’s not readily discussed in school.

The average millionaire has 7 streams of income. Our schools teach us to get a job and live off that one salary. Examples of financial education includes having knowledge on the following:

  • Precious metals (gold and silver)
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Rental property (commercial or residential)
  • Owning a business

Our schools teach us to be employees, when there are other viable opportunities for us.

Lesson #3: Business/Entrepreneurship

If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime. 

This lesson goes right along with financial literacy.

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 want to make more money than what jobs are offering?
  • What if they are forced to do something they don’t want to do to keep a job?

This is just a few questions to ask yourself that most schools won’t provide answers to. Schools don’t teach this valuable lesson, so that means we must learn it ourselves.

Lesson #4: Unbiased 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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Action Steps

We learn a tremendous amount of information in school. We are taught how to read, write and do arithmetic. Our teachers are doing everything they can with the materials given to them. Unfortunately, this is not enough.

What are your kids learning in school?
What are your kids learning in school?

As parents and adults, we must continue learning ourselves, even when we are not in school. In addition, this means we must make an effort to teach our youth the info they aren’t taught in school. getting. maybe one day these subjects will be taught everywhere, but until then we must do it ourselves.

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!

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