SidharthMemberJuly 27, 2021 at 8:54 PM
In my opinion, teenagers need to be taught basic survival skills because of the following reasons;
The future is uncertain. Despite our best efforts, we may get involved in a life-threatening situation. The importance of first-aid in such a scenario is very high. Consider the recent Denmark-Finland football match. About 30 minutes in, a player by the name “Christian Ericksen” falls unconscious to the floor. Players immediately surrounded him. Before medical professionals could get to him, his captain had performed a CPR procedure. In later analysis, it was revealed that Christian’s heart had stopped. If his captain hadn’t stepped in, he would have died. This perfectly highlights the need for the public to know basic first-aid. This can be ensured if all teenagers learn it as they are the future.
No matter how safe your neighbourhood is, you can never rule out the dreaded possibility of a violent personal attack. What will you do if it were to occur? Trusting the police isn’t always a good idea. Therefore, learning self-defence techniques can be the difference between life and death. There are many examples of victims holding off their attackers or even turning the tables on them all because they knew how to protect themselves.
Learning to cook is an underappreciated skill especially among teenagers. However, one doesn’t remain young forever. Somewhere in the future, living alone becomes a possibility. But cooking isn’t a skill that can be mastered easily. Just like riding a car, it takes a lot of time and effort. So it would be much easier for teenagers to learn it as it would undoubtedly turn out to be useful in their later life.