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Old 02-06-2019, 06:28 PM
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After the fall of Rome knowledge was lost thus the Dark Ages God forbid that a similar event transpires and no one has the skills to rebuild society.
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Children will not need to learn to deal with criticism. Especially those children who happen to be a member of a protected class, but generally, all criticism is now couched in terms tailored to sound like "praise, but".
I agree to a certain extent but I also think people need to curb their judgments of others. It's far too easy to criticize and find fault.
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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I agree to a certain extent but I also think people need to curb their judgments of others. It's far too easy to criticize and find fault.

It goes both ways.



When I was in my diver apprenticeship (operationally that), I asked the senior diver each time (well, once I started, I did) what he saw wrong in what I did, how could I improve. I invited criticism.



Now that I am a dive leader, I still invite that of those who work under me, just not in those terms. It is rather "Do you have any questions of anything I did today, of why I did them?".



It is like humor in that to truly be on top of it, one has the ability to laugh at themselves.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:23 AM
 
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Do you mean things that young children won't be required to learn, or things that they truly won't need? They aren't the same thing.


To me, there are some key things that span generations and centuries, but which these days seem rarely to be taught by anyone, certainly not schools. A few of these:


How to be self-reliant
How to manage your money
How to defer gratification
How to deal with people treating you badly, by yourself, without resorting to authority
How to manage your emotions
How to keep on doing what needs to be done even though you are scared silly.
How to survive if your standard of living abruptly declines by a large fraction
How to maintain and repair simple everyday machinery
How to determine the appropriate level of formality or informality to use when conversing with others
How to treat all, including those of much lower social status, with respect
How to occupy yourself when pre-made entertainment is not available
And
How to say nothing when that's the best choice.
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I think improved self-driving cars is very important to keep older people independent and living at home. They will have a service robot in the home and a self-driving car that will take them (and their robot) anyplace they want to or need to go.
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:25 PM
 
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Everybody have to gain knowledge as they can gain. if we teach these things to young children then they can gain extra knowledge.
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:28 PM
 
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I think that we should teach everything to young children.
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Old Yesterday, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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Yeah - tying shoes.

The youngest was always walking around with his tennies untied and when I learned that he didn't know how to tie them I thought to teach him how. That would only take about a week, right? Guess not. We're talking slow learner here.

He struggled; I struggled. But finally he got it. Hooray! Joy and jubilation!
I am 64 years old, and I still have a very vivid memory of being in nursery school and figuring out by myself how to tie my shoes. I was pretty proud.
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Old Yesterday, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I was taught how to type on a typewriter in middle-school, and I'm not even 35. I wouldn't guess there are 100 total Americans under the age of 25 who could load, and use correctly, a typewriter.
I'm 60, and have never heard the term "load" in reference to typewriters.

Nevertheless, people still have to know how to type in today's world, and for the foreseeable future. Imagine being in a shared office with everyone trying to use voice recognition at once. That would make for some screwed up documents.

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Knowing how to read a paper road map to get to an unfamiliar and long distance destiantion
You have to know how to read a map to use it correctly, whether it's on a screen or on a piece of paper.

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It is really hard to predict these things, but I do hate that cursive is dying out. It is easier on the hands than printing, and it is easier to take notes with.
Agreed. In my work as a newspaper writer, it's impossible to take notes using a keyboard of any kind as fast as I can using cursive and my own peculiar shorthand. Taking notes in cursive also does not require later transcription from any recorded audio notes, which would take up time on deadline. cursive writing is just plain faster.
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Old Today, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Andorra
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Most of the things I'd like to see removed are the things that parents are meant to teach them:

- respect
- good habits
- standing up for yourself
- being street smart

From what I've seen most schools keep getting pressured by governments to teach this stuff while they should really be teaching the important stuff instead.
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