12 plus years of school have ingrained in us to do the minimum amount of work to get an A. Don’t break the system. Fit in. That action repeated over again.
In the end, it trains us to ask, “Will this be on the test?”
The school system doesn’t instill experimenting, curiosity, and exploration. All those avenues have a higher chance of failure. Which, in turn, doesn’t fit the model of compliance, efficiency, and short-term gains.
Life is not finished with a letter grade, even though we act like it does.
The destination is the same for everyone, the question is how we get there–it is about the process not the letter at the end.