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5 Things From Childhood You Should Unlearn To Be A Successful Adult

Do you ever have that sinking feeling your education didn't equip you for life? Here are five outright "dangerous" lessons from school, as original author Jessica Hagy calls them, that are leading us astray.There are a lot of upcoming graduations, so don't forget to share this on Facebookfor them!

1. Standardized tests measure your value. WRONG: Standardized tests tell us how well we can memorize stuff. Your work, your attitude, and the way you treat people measure your worth.



2. The people in charge have all the answers. WRONG: The people in charge are just like everyone else, and should be challenged.



3. Behaving yourself is as important as getting good marks. WRONG: Doing the right thing is more important than anything.



4. What the books say is always true. WRONG: Everything has bias. Beware what you read!



5. The best and brightest follow the rules. WRONG: The best and brightest often use disruptive innovations to change the world.



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In 1945, Lily Ebert, now 90, was liberated from a German munitions factory where she worked as slave labor after being transferred from the Auschwitz death camp.

A few weeks after being liberated, an American soldier shared some words of positivity with her, "The start to a new life. Good luck and happiness," he wrote on a German banknote.

The simple gesture was life-changing for Ebert and the banknote became one of her most treasured keepsakes.

"This soldier was the first human being who was kind to us," she told NBC News. "It was the first time after this terrible life that somebody was kind and I knew that somebody wants to help."

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