30 Fundamental Development Areas

Random Observation/Comment #608: “I can show you the world. Shining shimmering splendid.” ~Me singing in the shower

Why this list?

I’m not trying to rewrite education (even though I think it’s broken the way it exists today in the US with unbalanced debt-to-job expectations). Instead, I’d like to think about the fundamental lessons and personal development that naturally occurs outside of the classroom or when you holistically combine multiple school subjects. Each of these areas have their own value and level of expertise while fitting into societal norms.

  1. Culture – International, customs, domestic, religion

  2. Community – Collaboration, volunteerism, socialization

  3. Health – Self care, exercise, grooming, meditation

  4. Food – Joy of nourishment, eating, and tasting

  5. Cooking – Joy of sharing and creation, baking (independence of stretching the dollar and economics of cooking, healthy cooking )

  6. Learning – Process of studying and researching, memorization, organization and structure, what questions to ask, posing questions, searches of tools, approach and “showing your work”, effort of discovering, persistence and utilization of resources, curiosity across, skepticism, exhausting routes

  7. Teaching – Sharing what’s learned, mentorship, leadership

  8. Relationships – Maintaining, nourishing, fostering, self respect, approaching people, listening, grow a relationship, best friends, social elitism

  9. Love – Feelings together, dependency, need

  10. Empathy / sympathy – Other’s situations, compassion

  11. Social etiquette – Acceptable manners

  12. Economics – World relationships and balances, countries, civic duty and voting

  13. Financials – Investments, value of dollar, savings

  14. History – Past mistakes, past successes, learning from existing work

  15. Ethics/morality – Rights and wrongs, perspective, honesty, peer pressure, failure, confidence

  16. Hobbies – Fun and passion, acumen and expertise, building

  17. Music – Singing and enjoying the medium, playing instruments, detail and skill, rote practice and determination, expression and enjoyment

  18. Scientific process – Hypothesis, experimentation, analysis, math and statistics

  19. Routines and systems – Micro and macro tasking, time management

  20. Dreaming and goal setting – Larger perspective and planning

  21. Productivity and prioritization – Importance of tasks and who’s asking for them

  22. Sex, drugs, and rock and roll – Facts about them, temptation

  23. Singularity, relevance in the world – Infinity, universe, multiverse, worlds afar

  24. Languages – Communication, techniques

  25. Hand eye coordination – Not just sports but general physical ability

  26. Teamwork – Group accomplishments, collaboration

  27. Humor – Jokes, when to laugh, laughing together

  28. Writing – Expression and creativity, reading for fun, colorful descriptions, future predictions

  29. Futurism – Technology, coding, design

  30. Home economics – Cleanliness, hygiene

~See Lemons Teach the Fundamentals

Originally published on seelemons.com