You should have taught us about debt and why we shouldn’t start using credit cards upon graduating high school when all those offers come in the mail, you should have taught us how and why it’s so important to vote in local elections, you should have at the very least taught us how to change a fucking tire.

You should have taught us to save more money and why it’s important to take better care of our teeth, how to file our taxes, and choose insurance without being swindled; you shouldn’t have sent us out into the world until we were adultier adults.

How to Go On When You Can No Longer See the Point was not listed in my college course catalog, but sign me up when it’s offered, I’ll sit at the front of the class.

This was written in response to Maya Stein’s Tri-Writing prompt: What subject should they teach in school? Tell us in 3 lines.