Table of contents for Life 101
- Life 101: Taxes, not pissing off authority
- Blame it on the Recession
- React or Respond?
- Bring me to the moment
- Mr. Nice Guy S.E.T.
- Buy Yourself a Personality – Tattoos
- Satisfaction vs Fun
- Cheap vs Frugal
- Natural Morphine for Social Media Stressors
- Heart Attack Lane
- Buy yourself a Personality: MacBook
- Even More why’s??
- Hipsters: Then and Now
Taxes, Leasing, and Not pissing off the man
There are many things that we learn in high school that we probably will never utilize in our adult lives; like Geography, History, Chemistry, Biology – unless you plan to to practice in one of those disciplines, chances are, the information will be useless to you. However, there are some things that I thought about that we all need to learn no matter if you are just going to start working after high school or are planning post secondary education.
This whole Western System is essentially designed for people to support the government. We go to school to equip us with the skills to work, and as we work, we pay taxes to the government, which in turn the government uses to provide social services. So, if taxes are going to be something that we are going to have to do until the end of our lives, why don’t we provide a mandatory tax preparation course so that we all can get a better idea to fill-out those retarded difficult forms.
So many young adults get pulled into the idea that Leasing is so easy; I know many who lease everything from their cars, apartment, electronic equipment, et cetera. Leasing fulfills the appetite of those people that ‘must have’; they must have the latest car, technology, fashion, and the like. But most don’t understand compound and principal interest that are key elements of leasing agreements. If people learned about what ‘leasing’ really comprises if, then we can probably reduce the amount of young adults who go into debt or have their items repossessed because of debt.
How to NOT piss off the Man:
If you are black or Latino, listen up here. This should definitely be taught like every year of High School; especially for males. The ‘Man’ in this term is for the law enforcement officers, and the golden rule is ‘respect’. When you are pulled over, whether you feel it was warranted or not, just answer the officer’s question with common courtesy and respect. Using vulgarity and having a rude attitude will get you nowhere.
I am sure there are other Life 101 skills that need to be a mandatory component of high schools, if you have any ideas, share your thoughts.