When it comes to the most important knowledge, people vary in their views. On the one hand, some
people hold that the lessons we learn in school is the most important since they offer the basic
knowledge about our world while others contend that the knowledge we acquire outside school far
outweigh school lessons in importance for the former may help us get accustomed to our society. As
far as I'm concerned, the knowledge we learn in and out of school are equally important and neither
of them is supposed to be ignored.
For one thing, there is no denying the fact that the knowledge we obtain in school plays a pivotal role
in our daily lives. For example, language courses can enable us to read and write in a foreign
language. People all around the globe are able to communicate with each other in an international
language such as English since most of them have learned such an international language in school.
Besides language courses, we also learn mathematics in school, which may serve numerous purposes
in our lives. We are able to finance ourselves by planning the usage of our money, which involves the
calculation of bank interests and taxation. If we hadn't learned mathematics in school, the calculation
tasks would be totally impossible for us.
For another, the knowledge we learn outside school is of great value in that they may gear us to our
society. Only through dealing with people can we gradually learn a variety of interpersonal skills. For
example, we learn to be patient when others are speaking in a meeting. We also learn to compromise
through holding negotiations with other people. Such interpersonal skills are essential for our
success in our careers for most of us deal with people, such as clients, on a day-to-day basis.