From time to time it’s good to rethink the things we were taught in school.
I bet you’re gonna discover lots of cool stuff during such reflections.
Someone can get inspired rediscovering a writer that he or she failed to understand in high school. This is what happened to me with “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Someone can get excited how boring scientific laws work in real life. Such as Newton’s 3 laws of motion, for example.
And someone can smile or laugh out loudly when fundamental things given in the “formal curriculum” appear to have little or no sense at all in reality.
Synergy is a great illustration of the point.
What is synergy?
If two people or groups are more successful working together than separately, than there is synergy between them. Synergy is the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts.
So we can talk about a synergy between organizations, a synergy between companies, a synergy between two individuals creating magic together.
The principle is very simple. I feel great on my own. You feel fine on your own too. But if together we feel better than separated, there is synergy between us.
Synergy is the power that rises over limits, moves mountains, breaks rocks.
Wouldn’t it be great if kids could learn this kind of “life math” in school?
There are many hidden stories like this in the formal education. Rethinking what was taught in schools may be fun. Yet it is even more fun to think of what was not taught. 🙂