What continues to elude me is why, (oh why) we humans have to re-learn it all from scratch?
Is this different for amoebae?
Is this a situation that pine trees and baby deer have too?
Wherefore art my evolving instincts?
We humans just seem to spend an awful lot of time figuring out management, prioritization and how to love in in the way most evolutionarily goofy.
In the interest of saving my two precious vessels some time, I propose a human curriculum.
(Listen, I’m for public schools all the way, but these are skills they just won’t learn there. God knows I didn’t.)
This syllabus was developed through all my trial and error.
(Geez, all the time I wasted, when we humans had already learned a bushel of best practices.)
Helen Jane’s Syllabus of Life Skills
- Energy management
- Protecting your own energy
- The “tells” of energy suckers
- Using your influence for good
- Good shame/bad shame
- Basic body maintenance
- Addictions and vices (and the difference between)
- Healing when someone doesn’t love you.
- Moving on
- Finding internal value instead of external value
- People: Reason, Season or Life
- Circles and their application thereof
- Lack of resources
- Societal norms, choosing yours
- Gratefulness 101
- The impact of currency and finances on your life
- Using money for good
- Financial hygiene
- Verbal storytelling
- Written storytelling
- Telling your story in the face of pain, boredom and danger
Which “homeschooling” courses would have brought you from faun to buck?
What would have saved you time?