In school I learned some of the basics that have really helped me live my life. Geometry, of course. The periodic table. The anatomy of a frog (added bonus: I got to dissect it!). The history of the Spanish-American War. They’ve helped me in many facets of my life — or, at the very least, they’ve helped me win many rounds of bar trivia, so I guess it’s all been worth it.
Of course, I learned nothing about banking or credit, taxes, general health or insurance, to name a few, and I’m pretty sure no one else did, either.