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Why Entrepreneurship Should Be Taught in Schools

Abhishek Kothari
3 min readDec 17, 2022

….I kept trying to run away. And I almost did. But it seems that reality compels you to live properly when you live in the real world — Kenzaburō Ōe, A Personal Matter

An Education in Experiencing Life

There is power in standardized education. There’s a reason millions still gain a formal education and get a job — it’s how the system is setup.

However, formal education can hinder listening and observation. If the mind is trained to listen and observe only enough to pass standardized tests, it fails to listen to and to observe real life. It relies on rote learning and a syllabus to understand life — a formulaic approach to something that is not at all formulaic.

Entrepreneurship requires a deep understanding of life and the problems humans face to build solutions that offer relief. Entrepreneurship, therefore, is an education in experience outside the confines of the school. An education in entrepreneurship is an education in living.

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Abhishek Kothari

Futurist@The Intersection of Finance, Tech & Humanity. Stories of a Global Language: “Money”. Contributor @ Startup Grind, HackerNoon, HBR