Today's children need to be equipped with a greater set of skills than prior generations. I believe this because I have lived it in my own life. As a Gen-Xer I have had to keep up with new ways of living in synergy with technology and a nomadic lifestyle due to war. Thankfully, I my education and experiences helped me develop an inner repertoire of survival skills that made me be able to survive in today's rapidly changing world. However, some of these were acquired by chance and without intentional focus on these survival skills, many children will never learn them.