Success at School vs Success At Life

How well are you doing at the school of life?

While some people get good grades at school, they don’t excel in life.

And some people fail at school yet become successful in life.


Because school and life teach you very different things…

School teaches you to be a slave.

When you go to school you are taught to conform to the social and political system that we live under.

You learn to do what you are told. You learn to be a good worker. And you learn to accept the fact that 9 to 3.30 will one day become 9 to 5.

Belief in the system.

After going to school for 13 years, you are expected to get a job for 40 years. Most people think that if they get good grades at school they will get a good job. If they get a good job, most people think they are ‘entitled’ to buy a house.

While this system mostly worked in a previous era, it will not necessarily be the way of the future. In fact, it’s not even working out now.

Learning life skills.

School teaches you a range of things about parabolas, WWII and Bunsen burners, but what does it teach you about life?

Does it teach you how to deal with your own emotions?

Does it teach you how to weather the storm of rejection?

Does it teach you how to drive a car, to fill out a tax return or to negotiate with others?

Most people learn these things through experience.

The importance of self-development.

While millions of people get good grades at school, only a minority of people become really successful at what they do.

To do well in life you need to be driven, passionate and have an unwavering belief in yourself.

You need to question everything, and do what you think is right.

You need to look beyond what you were taught at school and educate yourself in order to achieve your goals.

Because, while working is important for our society, happiness is imperative if we want to create a better world.

So, if you are unhappy with your situation in life, it is time to shake off the shackles of your school education and find a new way forward to achieve your dreams.

What have you learned at the school of life? Please share your experiences in the comments section below.