Collection: 9 Things Top Authors Wish They’d Learned In School But Never Did

One of the bonus of being an adult is that you can do things your way. Eat what you want, stay up late, wear what you want, and choose to focus your free time learning just what you want. Complemented by readily accessible online courses, webinars, YouTube lecture series and much more, autonomous learning experiences reveal much about both our underlying desires and our educational systems’ underlying deficiencies. So, what do we choose to learn about when the choice is solely ours? With this question in mind, we asked a handful of the world’s top bestselling authors one simple question: What do you wish you’d learned at school, but never did? Following, their answers and a complementary reading list we designed to match up with the skills they wish they’d learned.

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