While it’s impossible for our education system to predict what money-making skills will be most valued in 15-20 years, certain skills are undeniably useful for everyone: conflict resolution, empathy, sustaining meaningful relationships, mindfulness, critical thinking, managing anger and other emotions, practical financial acumen, and others we know we need.
We don’t have to wait for institutions to upgrade. We can impart valuable knowledge to the next generation. As adults, we can (and should) take the opportunity to level up. Wisdom, education, and improvement don’t end with the last test you were forced to take.