Does School prepare you for real life?

I have decided to write about what I think is a very interesting topic namely: Does school prepare you for real life?

In a way both yes and no. In school you learn many things, not just stuff like languages, maths, history, etc., but you also learn to deal with stress, people of authority who you may or may not like, and to do tasks even though they may seem boring or pointless. While you would hope to get a job that isn´t boring and that you like, you will almost certainly be faced with at least some of these problems. So you do learn a lot for the real world but on the other hand there will still be a lot that school won´t  prepare you for. You may find yourself needing subjects later in life that school did not cover. Contracts for instance are documents you will come across all the time later in life, yet most people could read a contract ten times and still nor be sure what it says exactly. Personal finances are another big topic untouched in school. The way schools are set up in Austria these are things you need to find out about on your own.

In conclusion: While school does at least partially prepare you for real life there are still many important things you do not learn there.

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