[Golden Thread] What's the most useful thing you learnt at school?

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You learn a lot of things at school which you may never use again beyond the exam it was learnt for, but there are some useful things you learn, whether that be about how taxes work, or how to read a map.

So what's the thing you consider to be the most useful thing you've learnt?


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The most useful thing I learnt from school is about insulators and conductors. Would forever be burning my hand when cooking otherwise. That and maybe working out what is cheaper when at the shops, the 1kg bag or the 500g bag, per gram etc

They seem to be the only things that I actually can apply in my life, besides anything work related.
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That it’s difficult to be insulted if you own who you are
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Not quite school, but within first year of uni: 'grades don't define you'
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Probably A-level maths (specifically calculus), helps a lot at uni
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don't put foil/grapes in the microwave

the former doesn't make the good kind of fireworks and the latter doesn't make wine
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Learnt how to use word and make power points but still don't know how to use excel.
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The most useful thing I learnt is probability as it helps me to think of the chance of something happening for example the chance it’s going to rain based on other days.
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Also teachers aren't always right.

I had to correct my psychology teacher a few times. Didn't go down well with the teacher and some kid decided to google the answer and I was right, it was a bitter sweet victory.
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Another most useful thing I learnt at school is how to make friends otherwise I was the most awkward person you met lol.
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Another useful skill I learn at school is organisation. For example I now know how to file folders into dividers otherwise before I used to just put them all in randomly and uncategorised.
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Another thing I learnt at school is how to make noodles. We had a cooking class and we were taught how to make them.
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Another useful thing I learnt at school is the basics of self defence - we did boxing basics and learnt some other things to help defend ourselves against robbers and other criminals though I forgot most of what we learnt but I still think this is a very useful thing to learn.
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II can't point to any one thing, but I am reminded of the Emerson quote

'I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.'

I have a similar view on lessons at school. It's a holistic thing
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2+2=4
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bit deep but I learned that my situation at home wasn't normal and to question the actions of people around me
oh and that biology is a terrible 'science' :yy:
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That school don't care about disabled students there education and career.
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(Original post by CheeseIsVeg)
bit deep but I learned that my situation at home wasn't normal and to question the actions of people around me
oh and that biology is a terrible 'science' :yy:
Chemistry is the best! :yep:
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(Original post by 5hyl33n)
Chemistry is the best! :yep:
you know it :five:
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There is always at least one teacher that will always look out for you.
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