On average an American student will spend 40 hours a week with their teachers.
Mathematics is the most stressed subject in schools.
Why are we not teaching them the most important lessons they need in life.
Instead we are teaching them to;
Apply that information to a standardized test,
Forget that information to make room for new information,
Except here’s what I have found-
Mathematics are not going to help me become a better person.
Mathematics are not going to help me make friends.
Mathematics are not going to teach me that I am worthy of my own love.
Mathematics are not going to teach me that I need to be kind to everyone.
Mathematics are not going to teach me that I should take care of my body because it is the only one I will ever have.
Mathematics are not a life lesson.
Sure I can use mathematics on a daily basis.
But mathematics are not the core of the mind.
I do not calculate the average of how much time it will take me to make friends with the new kid.
I do not calculate the time it will take for my once best friend to turn on me and hurt me.
You will take basic math.
Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.
You will take algebra.
Pre algebra, level 1 algebra, level 2 algebra.
You will take geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus, statistics.
You will be encouraged to go even further into mathematics.
But you won’t be taught that self respect is vital to your own happiness.
You won’t be taught that respecting others will in turn earn yourself respect.
You won’t be taught that friends are sometimes temporary.
You won’t be taught that not everything is going to work out in the end.
You won’t be taught that there is always hope.
You won’t be taught that it is not okay to harm yourself.
You won’t be taught that trusting someone could save your life.
You won’t be taught that standing up for others could save a life.
You will be left to learn these on your own.
The adults you spend 40 hours a week with for 12 years of your life.
Drill in information into you that you most likely won’t use in 2 years.
Some of us make it.
Some of us don’t.