In thinking back over my life experiences, it seems to me that I was exposed to a pretty good, all-around education. Did I make the most of it? No. I was too darned immature to study or take anything very seriously until I was several years out of college. By then, of course, I was working a job, and any further education came at my own expense. Sometimes, that is the best way to learn something---on your own, with motivation coming from within.
When I began thinking of what a young person of 22 years should know before they enter the wild and wooly world, I was pretty surprised to discover how looooong my list was becoming. I originally thought there might be a dozen or so subjects. But, in my mind, subjects just kept coming to me that I couldn't ignore.
See what you think (this list is designed for American students ages 5 through 22).......
---English and English Literature, every year, including Grammar, Punctuation, Poetry,Writing, Shakespeare, Literary Giants, etc...
---Mathematics, every year, including fractions, percentages, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, geometry (1 year), algebra ( 2 years)
---Four years of World History
---Six Years of American History
---Four years of Geography
---Two Years of Astronomy
---Two Years of Military Science
---Four years Foreign Language
---One year each Biology, Geology, Sociology, Chemistry
---Two years of Psychology
---One Year of Probability (Statistics)
---One Year of Political Science
---Two years of Art Appreciation
---Six years Public Speaking
---Four years of World Religions, with emphasis on one's preference
---Ten years of Manners and Social Etiquette
---Two years of Culinary Arts, including Nutrition
---Twelve years of Physical Fitness, including emphasis on team and individual sports
---Four Years of Music, Musical Instrument and Choir
---One Year How to Dress for Business
---Twelve Years of Computer Skills
---Two Years of Dance
---Classes on Understanding Chess and Poker
---Classes on Human Physiology and Sexuality
---Classes on Driver's Education
---Classes on First Aid
Give me your thoughts! Agree? Disagree? What did I leave out? What should I have included?