Life skills are something that is very useful to deal well and effectively with the challenges of life. It can be acquired through learning or direct life experiences.
It is a fact that learning life skills like creativity, problem –solving, ability to communicate, critical thinking increases our understanding of the world around us and equip ourselves with the tools we need to live a more productive and fulfilling life.
But, do we know which is the most important life skill?
Of all the life skills available to us, communication is the most empowering. To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
Life skills touches upon issues that are real, sometimes sensitive, often controversial and ultimately moral.
Why are life skills important?
Learning life skills helps
- To develop self-confidence in an individual.
- To give a voice to an individual.
- To allow one to make a positive contribution to assert his/her rights and understand his/her responsibilities.
- To develop a greater sense of self-awareness and appreciation for others.
Let’s not forget that formal learning teaches a great deal, but many of the essential skills in life are the ones, we have to develop on our own.