Highschool students taking a life skills classes
Oncea baby is born, the sooner than later manages to cry. Surprisinglyenough, the child develops a perfect breathing rhythm just like thatof an adult. He or she also can be seen wearing a lovely smile justafter hours from birth. This turn of events leads in convincing manythat not everything needs to be taught in class. This, should,nevertheless, not be taken to mean that school is not beneficial. Tothe contrary, education is vital for the well-being and growth of thesociety (Bharath,and Kumar 344).However, not everything should be taught at school. Schools shouldfocus on teaching science and other related disciplines while thestudents are left to develop life skills on their own. To this end,it is clear that it is unnecessary for high school students to attendlife skills lesson on how to cook, vote and plan a budget.
Greatleaders have been identified first through their speech long beforetheir actions are seen. It is common for people highly placed insociety to be often quoted in various forums. The communicationskills in these people were not taught in school. Life skills lessonsdo not teach how to be an active speaker. These people have to learnby themselves. Great leaders are also good listeners (Bharath,and Kumar 344).This is yet another skill that is not taught in a life skill class.Some lessons are well learned through experience. For instance,planning a budget can turn to be a nightmare. However, when thingsget tight an individual slowly learns a few ways on how to design thebudget. Mostly, these lessons come after trying and failing. Thosewho fear to fail are likely to look for the means to help themperfect a skill before they try and thus life skill lessons. Eitherway, even without attending these lessons, one would still acquirethe skills.
Oneof the greatest achievement of humankind is conflict resolution.Previously, the world was engaged in two bloody wars. These wars ledto the death of millions and loss of billions worth of property.World leaders saw it fit to meet and reach a consensus which resultedin peace being enjoyed to date. Even on a lesser scale, people haveachieved great success regarding conflict resolution. The mostinteresting thing is that conflict resolutions do not follow the samescript (Bharath,and Kumar 344).People compromise differently in different conditions, but end upsettling the dispute. Apparently, most of these people solvingconflicts have never attended a life skill class. They have learnedhow to solve things through natural instinct and mostly throughfailure and persistence to succeed. This further proves thatattending life skill class to find out how to vote is unnecessary.
Notall babies cry naturally after birth. Some are forced to cry throughinflicting pain on them. Others are born with breathing complicationsand are helped and taught how to breathe. What is easy and natural toan individual may not be to another. According to Bharath,and Kumar (344), skillsthat may appear common may not be familiar to some people. Thesociety has experienced some changes. Unlike before where in afamily, only one spouse went to work, today both parents go to work.To this effect, skills such as cooking become hard to acquire(Bharath,and Kumar 344).Some families depend almost entirely on food from restaurants. Thismakes it more difficult for young people to learn how to cook whileat home.
Lifeskills are vital for a smooth life. How one acquires them should notbe of big concern. This is so because people have differentcapabilities. There some that learn fast while others take time tounderstand. Whichever the case, skills are still acquired. With thenature of the contemporary world, some skills are better taught inclass despite the fact that they still can be obtained withoutattending class. People should, therefore, strive to learn lifeskills in all manner of ways available.
Srikala,Bharath, and KV Kishore Kumar. "Empowering adolescents with lifeskills education in schools-School mental health program: Does itwork?."IndianJournal of psychiatry 52.4 (2010): 344.