Learning outside of a school environment

This year it will be 30 years since I graduated grade 8. A former teacher commented on a friend’s fb post and I suddenly did the math. Wowzers how is that even possible? I’m still friends with many of the “kids” we went to public school with. High school was a different environment. It was a very academic school. They also had a good music department but that wasn’t us either. We didn’t have computer courses too much until college so Janet and I took a course a few years later. I remember sitting in our local library composing an email to someone when a guy beside me was asking the librarian how to create a double underline in his report. I looked it up in the help section and leaned over and told him how to do it. She laughed and told me why didn’t I think of that?
I think now how school couldn’t prepare me for life right now. We paid with cash, we didn’t have interac or e-transfers. You had to go to the bank to pay a bill. I did most of my research to find an apartment online. When I took a blogging class at one of the libraries recently one of the women was shocked that I set it up on my own. I just learned as I was going along.
I was chatting to my superintendent this morning. They take care of everyone. They treat everyone like family and you can’t teach that. My grocery guy’s business is growing by leaps and bounds. It’s not just because it’s a helpful service but because it’s PERSONAL service.
I’m the type of person that likes to work with a recipe whereas Janet was more free form. She thought well this was good but if I add this it would be better. I’ve since learned that she probably got it from her Uncle because he told me he never makes a meatloaf the same way twice. It’s about learning our strengths and weaknesses.

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