I agree that those collateral skills are valuable, and not taught.
Lessons I learned.
- Whenever a teacher who distrusts critical thought speaks badly of a book, magazine or movie, it it’s the first thing you should check out.
- If the guy who can pound you into the ground calls you a pussy, sissy or coward for not fighting him, agree and walk away. It pisses him off and the only people who think badly of you are the bullies who think that way anyway.
- Don’t demonstrate to teachers that you’re smarter than they are. They will find a way to pay you back.