Think your entry level job in sales or retail is a waste of time? It’s actually teaching you incredibly valuable life skills — skills even universities have forgotten how to teach.
Seeing money as a resource to hoard is a damaging mindset. Instead, we should use money to invest in ourselves to lead a richer, more fulfilling, and wealthier life.
Most schools have physical education programs that force students to participate in sport and expect them to enjoy it. This isn’t what exercise is supposed to be. We should enjoy physical activity in and of itself.
There’s a shocking lack of evidence that socializing with others of the same age generates any kind of real benefits. Educators have known for decades that cognitive development is enhanced when kids interact with different age groups in the classroom, even when those groups are years apart.
University teaches us that focusing on achievements is a good thing. This mindset isn’t beneficial in the long term, though, as it leaves you dependent on others to shore up your own ego. If you really want to be happy, you need to seek motivation from a more personal source: yourself.