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Sarah
Heve you ever felt regret that you didn't study something at the end at school? To be honest, when I studied physics at school, I had to focus on Russian language and literature. Because of that I couldn't study things about the light or waves. I wish I had more hours of physics then.
 I've heard that in some countries parents can choose subjects for their kids in school, what they think would be better for their kids or what they think their future profession would be. Even if that means that they don't have physics or other basic (As I think) subjects.
Do you think it would be better if kids or their parents could choose subjects, or you think it should be a basic subjects anyway...regardless of a future profession of the kid?
Do you feel any regret that you didn't have more time to study something? What would it be?
Mar 15, 2018 12:30 PM
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Hello Sarah. On my case, I was homeschooled, then no, I don’t have any regrets. I could learn everything that I wished, and I continue to do it yet now. 

Just I have started to work when I was 18 years old, after my High School diploma and I wish start studies at university in September. But it’s not really a regret because at less I have a professional experience. 

March 16, 2018

Every state in the U.S. has different requirements, but there are some minimum standards set by the federal government.  Where I live, many subjects are required but others are ¨electives¨-- the students choose (with the approval of the parents of course.)  Here four units of English are required but foreign languages are all electives.  Here, three units of science are required-- but you could avoid a particular type of science, like physics, by taking other science courses. Or if you really like science, you could take all the available science courses and some would count as electives.  

I like the system because students tend to be more motivated in classes they like.  Isn´t that the way most university degrees are around the world, with some required courses and some electives so the person can choose according to how they are planning their future?

March 15, 2018
Being self-conscious of the need of  learning some subjects is much more important than you regret for not learning some subjects in the school. That is what I am training children in the school to think critically and learn actively all the time. 

Having said that, I still wish children may learn and acquire certain basic knowledge in the school in order to appreciate the beauty of the nature and see through things taking place around them. As soon as children may learn the subjects with great interest on their own, they may take advantage of this interest for their lifetime with no tiredness. 
March 17, 2018

I think that my only regret is that I started university too late (at the age of 36 !!). When I was a teenager, my parents could have sent me in the best colleges. But I choosed to be captain on the snowcrab boat of my father at the age of 23.

So here I am, I'm still working on the sea 3 months a year. The offseason I'm working for a degree in human ressources (industrial relations) in University Laval (Quebec city). At the university, I started to learn russian because I was already in deep love with russian culture and his language (I red many classical of russian novels in the past).

Afterwards, I'm planning to learn italian and then, I'd like to buy a vacation home in the according countries of these languages. I have already a home in Orlando, USA.


I have a good mindset in the order to achieve my dreams !

Frédéric !

March 16, 2018
In UK; students over 13 are able to choose some the classes they want to take at school. 

I reget not taking french in school. I think I would have enjoyed it; because I'm enjoying learning it now. 
March 15, 2018
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Sarah
Language Skills
Bulgarian, English, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian
Learning Language
Norwegian