The comprehensive plan is being developed. Meanwhile you can just go to each section and follow the sequence in the Contents/Links for each subject/skill, spending twenty hours (or what is sufficient for you to feel "up" on it, at the basic level) on each. You will be learning in competency levels, like in college, where you will reap the key productive ideas and learning in "101" of each subject and then return later to do "201", etc.
IS IT WORTH IT?
We spend 15,000 to 20,000 hours on formal schooling. (See calculations in "appendix".)
Then we spend time applying that in order to earn a living: 2400 hours a year or so.
If we get 10% more efficient at just this, we'll save 240 hours - and it is very easy to do that.
If we cut out useless and low payoff activities, we save a huge amount of time: 1500 - 2000 hours/ year.
All you need to do is move 1/6th to 1/3rd of those hours to what will truly benefit you, both in the short term but every year, multiplying out the value to an immense level, which is 50 -100+ times more beneficial than the cost in time (which is actually low payoff time anyway!).
The answer and conclusion by any intelligent thinking is a definite unequivocal "Yes!" No doubt, for sure, absolutely, scientifically provable. Not doing it would provide the greatest loss of aliveness and life of anything. Doing it will guarantee much more happiness!
HAVE SUFFICIENT TIME?
Do we have time to learn life in the first place? Can we afford not to?
That is a small number of hours when compared to the time spent on formal education (15,000+ hours), time saved in being more effective at work (10,000 hours), and time that would have been wasted (tv beyond one hour/day: 58,400 hours).
Plus the time saved and quality of life saved from not making mistakes and from not having to deal with the same problems over and over. And quality of life saved is truly priceless!
CAN I DO IT? WILL I DO IT?
The real question we all have is can I do it and not have to suffer, which is of course at the core of "will I do it" ("as I've failed so much before to do what is most healthy for me," or 'it will cause me discomfort as te discipline will be so hard"). If you follow this plan, you will do what is needed and it will be comfortable AND, a big plus, your discomfort in life will be reduced more and more as you progress up the ladder of capability.
DON'T STOP SHORT IN LIFE EDUCATION
Without really thinking about it, most people assume they either know enough or that they don't have the time to get really good at life. In both cases, they are wrong - and to much their detriment!
By stopping short, they make life more haphazard and much harder. And they fail to get much of the great rewards of life. They settle for far, far less, when they could have at least 100% more happiness (and lots less suffering!).
WORKSHEET FOR CALCULATING EDUCATION TIME
HOURS IN SCHOOL
Elementary, mid, and high school (180 days, useful 5 hours x 12 years = 10,800 hours
Homework, one hour x 180 x 9 years = 1,620 hours)
Basic skills - Reading, writing, arithmetic
Basic knowledge - History (and perspective), arts (music, etc.)
Skills for higher education
To be added: Learning learning (or we do it on our own)
Other life skills
Subtotal 11,420 hours
College (4 years x 180 days x 8 hours = 5,782 hours)
Subtotal 17,202 hours
Masters (2 years x 180 days x 9 hours = 3,240 hours)
Total through Masters 20,442 hours
That many hours are the equivalent of:
A work year is generally considered to be 2,000 hours a year. The above is equivalent to
10 years of work
(over 18 years of your life)
AFTER FORMAL SCHOOLING
After age 26, you work plus commute: 2400 hours/year
Spend 5 hours a day in front of tv x 365 days. Assume 4 are wasted: 1,460 hours/year
Cumulative over 40 years, for instance: 58,400 hours
To the extent you deem the life skill learning is worthwhile, you could
devote easily to reading and learning an average of 2 hours a day
And you'd be very, very effective, plus earn more income as a side effect Happiness way up