School is undoubtedly a very important part of our life. It is sort of like the base of your life, at the least your education. It is where we are introduced to a new World, outside our comfortable homely environment. We learn most of our social behavior and most of the knowledge to survive outside the house at this compulsory institution. Even with these advantages, though, there are many things which are taught that makes no sense whatsoever in our real life. Given below are some of the facts and theories which are actually taught in school or colleges but you will never even mention them outside these educational institutions!
- Random facts about science and cells:
Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell – you have been hammered with this fact since your childhood. However, is there any use of knowing such things, unless you want to be a scientist or something? There are many more random facts inserted into your science textbook which are real useless in the real world.
- Pythagoras Theorem:
Every Education Website makes sure to mention the formidable Pythagoras theorem! The sum of the squares of the sides of the triangle is equal to the square of the hypotenuse of the triangle – this exact line has been ingrained into your brain since forever. But let me ask you, have you ever applied that theorem anywhere? No? Then what is the use of learning such a thing if you are not going to apply this on each and every triangle you see in your entire existence?
- Cursive Handwriting:
Cursive Handwriting is sort of mandatory in pre-schools , where they tell you that it will help you to write fast. However, after 5th or 6th grade, you just stop using this style. Each and every style is unique and therefore no one can make the students to write in only cursive handwriting.
- Specific Historical Dates and Facts:
Believe me, history is one of the most hated subjects in School, mostly because of its dates and days. But really, do we really have to learn it all if Google can inform about it quite as easily? When it comes to History, Google is pretty sure to become your best friend. And indeed, there is no practical application in your day to day life!
- Periodic Table:
You can ask any student – it was a headache to remember the periodic table. You had to remember each and every element, along with their numbers and their weights. Even the one interested in chemistry is sure to hate this periodic table, which of no absolute use after the exam is done. And the thing is, you might go to different countries, taking student loans and all other requirements, but you will never get rid of the periodic table.
- Coloring in the lines:
Coloring in the lines is another thing which is taught to you in your school. This weirdly becomes a symbolism to something deeper and meaningful – you are actually telling the child to not let their imagination run wild, and instead just stay inside the boundaries, following the rules. And we don’t want that now, do we?
Did the schools ever teach you about first aid or fire safety? It might have been mentioned in the passing but it was never given importance. Or maybe you were never taught how to carry out financial transactions. Instead of teaching this, you were taught the names and location of major battles in War! This is beyond insanity.
We might have understood that these points are real useless, which you learn in School or College, but they still continue to teach that. It is time now that everyone should understand how futile the points are and that is why should be banned from the syllabus itself.