School doesn’t teach you about death. What to do when you’re working at the table next your dying grandpa who’s clutching at your monitor because he thinks it’s something else. What to say when it’s the last time you’ll ever see him.
School doesn’t teach you about depression. What to do when you think you’re an entitled fraud who tricks everyone into thinking you know more than you do.
School doesn’t teach you about money and taxes and insurance. What to do when you’re 18 and have to become legal.
School doesn’t teach you about starting and keeping a family. Or what to do to prepare before you have one.
So what does school teach you? A little bit that you can use once you graduate, and a whole lot you can use on Jeopardy.
During my formal education, I went to a private school, public school, and took dual-enrollment classes at a community college. But I went back to homeschooling in the end so I could learn the things that applied to my life. And now that I graduated high school last year, I’m in the middle of figuring out the tough stuff now.
I guess everyone has to figure out the tough stuff.
I’ll keep on praying and going.
RIP Grandpa George