Being a kid is tough these days. There is so much pressure to excel and a lot to learn. And in today’s complicated society, it is impossible to teach kids everything they will need to know as an adult. In fact, it’s tough to even know what kids should learn. There are financial facts, relationship tips, workplace norms, job interview skills, interpersonal skills, and much more. The sad truth is that some key insights are going to be missing when a modern child reaches majority, leaving that person vulnerable to the nuances of the big bad grown-up world.
We have all run into adult snags that have caused us to exclaim, “Wow, I sure wish somebody had told me about this when I was a kid.” With this in mind, I ventured out into a chilly day in Boston’s North End to ask the question, ‘What is one thing you wish you had been taught as a kid that would have saved you grief as an adult?’
You may be pleasantly surprised by the frankness of the responses. Click play to be entertained and edified.