Journal Entry: Sat Mar 1, 2014, 6:11 PM
It amazes me how much we seem to be able to pick up when we are children. Consider, assuming we went from school from 4 - 18. 5 Hours of real learning a day, five days a week, about 40 weeks a year. How much time did we take to learn all that we learnt in school? By my reckoning that is only 14000 hours for everything?
Math, language, science, history, religion, art, etc... doesn't seem to quite add up does it?
24 hours in a day
-8 for sleep
16 hours in a day
112 hours a week
lets drop it down to 50 and say that we are party animals
280 weeks to learn everything that we learnt in school?
Then I think of all the cramming that people did, learning the things they already learnt.
And all the time that we spent messing around.
And all the time we didn't bother to show up, (ill or truant.)
And all the time we spent waiting for the slowest kid in the class to catch up.
All the times we were late.
All the times the teacher was marking papers rather than teaching.
All the lessons we didn't even bother with because it was the last week before some holiday.
All the time we spent daydreaming.
All the time passing notes.
All the time listening to the teacher asking rhetorical questions to the other kid that was late that day.
All the times we just didn't get it, and it had to be told to us again.
I think that we learnt all we learned in school in about 5 hours of actual work! I've spent longer on any given night trying to get laid.
In case you are wondering, no this doesn't have a point... can I go to the toilet miss?