"The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson."- Tom Bodett
Perhaps we need to change how we teach our children, since it seems like life lessons are always a bit easier to remember long term than typical school lessons.
*I don't really know if Tom Bodett said this, but no matter who did, I like it. :)