11 Pointless Things You Learned At School (That Will Never Help You In Real Life)
School has been a fundamental element of people’s lives for decades now, and it’s there that kids learn from a very young age to socialize, work in groups, be disciplined, and respect others. Going to school helps you learn necessary skills and develop talents through exposure to different fields of study; from literature to science, art to sports, foreign languages to history, in a healthy environment where you learn (or should learn anyway) how to compete in a fair and cooperative manner. These are all good things we learn at school. However, we must admit that we learned a lot of useless things at school as well...Right? Written by Theodoros II
TO ONLY COLOR INSIDE THE LINES
What for? Even if you were to become a painter you don’t need to color only inside the lines. I just wonder if any of our art teachers ever saw a Pollock painting during their lifetime.
WRITING IN CURSIVE
Do I really need to explain how this was totally useless for your adult life?
Listen man, I fully understand the utility of learning a language people speak today like French, Spanish, or Chinese but Latin?
TO READ BOOKS YOU ARE TOLD TO
It’s cool being over eighteen after all!
EATING A MEAL WITHIN A FEW MINUTES
Only to find out from professional experts later in life that eating fast not only makes you fatter and adds stress to your life but can also have catastrophic consequences on your heart, stomach, and digestive system. Thanks school!
WHAT A PRIME NUMBER IS
A prime number is a natural number greater than one that has no positive divisors other than one and itself. A natural number greater than one . . . You get the point. Cure against insomnia maybe?
HOW TO CLIMB A ROPE
To be fair, this could somewhat be a useful skill…if you’re in the military…or maybe a crossfit class. But not that many people have a consistent need to climb ropes…
HOW TO DO LONG DIVISION
You know, the division in which the divisor has two or more figures, and a series of workings is made as successive groups of digits of the dividend are divided by the divisor, to avoid excessive mental calculation. What? You still don’t care or remember what I’m talking about? Neither do I!
HOW TO MAKE A POTATO BATTERY
Because see, if you don’t have energy to fry your potatoes you can use them for energy to fry the potatoes you won’t have anymore. Awesome logic, no?
MAKING PAPER SNOWFLAKES
And that’s not even the worst part. We had to call this “art” too.
TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DINOSAURS
Because how else are you going to prosper in life if you don’t know the differences among these big old fossils every time you watch Jurassic Park and its sequels?