School lessons, how useful were they afterwards?

Greece
October 24, 2015 2:06am CST
Did your favourite subject in school play any part in your life afterwards? Mine was English and writing has been a source of great pleasure to me and occasionally has brought some financial reward. Shorthand was quite beneficial although I wasn't fast enough to use it at work, however it is useful for making quick notes.
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@LadyDuck (183120)
• Switzerland
24 Oct 15
I never really liked shorthand even I was fast enough to use it at work. I loved Art and geography.
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• Greece
24 Oct 15
I think you travel a lot so maybe the geography worked for you.
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@LadyDuck (183120)
• Switzerland
25 Oct 15
@41CombedaleRoad I started traveling only after I got married, but I was glad to know the geography of the countries we were going to visit.
• United States
24 Oct 15
i was quite fond'f english 's well 'n had some 'xcellent instructors. some'f whom'd faint the way i dribble these days . i wish i'd gotten a better grasp with those complicated math skills. trig 'n calculus jest make my head swim.
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• Greece
24 Oct 15
My husband studied physics a subject on which I am totally ignorant - he uses it al the time, he studied maths too but I don't want to go down that road....
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• United States
24 Oct 15
@41CombedaleRoad mercy, sounds like the hubs here. drives me insane with his mathematical wisdom, his ability to quickly tell angles'n the fly.
@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
24 Oct 15
Well, one of my favorite subjects was English too.. and i think all the stuff we learned, like grammar and right pronunciation is really helpful in the real world
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• Greece
24 Oct 15
I agree, people judge us on our language skills probably more than anything else.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
24 Oct 15
Yeah. I liked maths and now i am doing a accounting course which is basically maths. I hope my choice will be right as life progress.
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• Greece
24 Oct 15
You couldn't have taken this course without maths, so I am sure you made a very good choice.
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@DaddyEvil (26044)
• Aurora, Missouri
24 Oct 15
Well, yes and no... I work at a major retail store selling cell phones. My favorite subjects were math and English. I use math quite a bit when writing a program and use the English classes on several online sites.
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• Greece
24 Oct 15
Maths and English are the most useful subjects in my humble opinion as I'm sure you have discovered for yourself.
@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
26 Oct 15
Mathematics. It is useful forever and ever. i think many people never take in the lesson of compounding in Maths lesson. If they pay more attention, they will not get into credit card debt. The power of compounding works for the banks, and can make us bankrupt.
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@allknowing (70922)
• India
25 Oct 15
We never got to learn shorthand in school but I did a course in that later. English obviously took me to places so to say. I did not like history but was fond of maths and science.
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@marlina (79719)
• Canada
24 Oct 15
I learned shorthand but never used it afterwards. Typing was beneficial and so was learning English.
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@mom210 (6771)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 Oct 15
I am one of those people that hated school and every part of it. I guess I have no idea if it played into my life at all. I am just glad to be done with it.
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