Here’s an unusual thought experiment: Imagine meeting a twenty-year-old man who is suffering from near total amnesia. He explains to you that he knows how to read and write, drive a car and live healthily, but has no idea at all of what he ought to be doing to prepare for successfully living the rest of his life. What are you going to tell him?
Upon some reflection, I think I’d say to him, “There are two really important things that are vital for happy living and neither is intuitive, so I am delighted that you asked me.”
The two are money and marriage. Nothing at all is taught about either one at GIC’s (Government Indoctrination Camps formerly known as public schools.) Not surprisingly, the result is a huge number of twenty-year-old men who have never given a realistic moment’s thought to earning a living. Public education’s indifference to marriage has also resulted in a significantly diminishing percentage of young men marrying. If nobody teaches young males how money works and why marriage is important, how could they possibly know?