Education is often seen as the key to success in life. However, education is not only about what we learn in school but also about what we learn from the streets.
The streets are where we encounter the real world, where we face challenges, opportunities, and risks. The streets are where we develop our street smarts, which are the skills and knowledge that help us navigate through life.
Street smarts are not taught in school, but they are crucial for our personal and professional growth. They include things like:
These are some of the lessons that the streets taught me, and they have made a huge difference in my life. They have helped me to achieve my goals, overcome obstacles, and create value for myself and others.
However, these lessons are not widely taught in school. School education tends to focus on:
These are some of the lessons that school taught me, and they have limited my potential and vision. They have made me complacent, risk-averse, and dependent on others.
Therefore, I believe that education should go beyond the classroom and that street smarts should be integrated into the curriculum. Education should not only teach us what to think but also how to think. Education should not only prepare us for a job but also life. Education should not only equip us with knowledge but also with skills and attitudes.
By doing so, education can help us to become more well-rounded, versatile, and successful individuals. Education can help us to unlock our true potential and achieve our dreams. Education can help us to make the world a better place.