As I stood in the hot sun today in Singapore, at a car mechanic workshop, listening somewhat dumbstruck to his list of repairs that my 11-year old car needed, I could sense my education being completely inadequate to verify the veracity and authenticity of what he was saying.
Then, I thought of similar situations that we come across in our lives. We face many situations with our homes and apartments. We face them with our computers, television and other electronic equipment. Then, there is human body which reminds us, in small and big ways, of its existence periodically. When I mentioned this to a friend, she added that if one had pets, then we face situations with them too. We don’t have any in our home and hence did not think of it.
So, practically, we face problems on a very regular basis in these areas. So, families can and should aim to educate its children in any of these areas: civil and structural engineering, electronics, automobile and mechanical engineering, a good medical education and a vet.
History, Literature and Social Sciences seem to come far down the list in terms of their practical usefulness for our daily lives. Of course, it is a tongue-in-cheek post. They have their usefulness in other ways. Relationships, may be.
You kinda get the drift, I think.