At least you learned it in 7th grade; it is astounding how many schools transmit neither basic grammar nor basic arithmetic anymore. I would supect it to be a secret squirrel illuminati conspiracy to dumb down the population were it not for the general principle that one need not credit malice where incompetence would suffice as an explanation. Although, I do see sufficient evidence for there being a combination of both these creating our dysfunctional, failing, shameful excuses for schools. Perhaps Klingon would express them better than in English as DuSaQqoq. They seem to be more holding centers with a social reeducation mission. Well, I said too much already.
Agree, incompetence, greed, and some other things which shall not be named as nothing offends people so much as any truth that might make them confront their cognitive dissonance. And yeah, nothing can be done but save yourself. One man cannot hold back the ocean with a few sandbags. But you can build a boat to save yourself and a few others. That is the hard lesson I finally learned in life. Perhaps I am wrong and life just finally beat me down but that is the conclusion I came to. Perhaps we are just two old buckaroos and changing the world is best left to the young who don't know any better yet. A few well placed kicks to the gut like I've gotten ought to convince them of the futility of do-gooding as it did me. The human lifespan is short so there is always a future generation full of fire ready to light the world ablaze again. For me, I just want mostly to be left unmolested. Sometimes life seems nothing more than a game of wack-a-mole to me. The mole that gets wacked is the one that sticks its head up, isn't it?