I am disappointed how narrow and limited the education system is in North America. My experience is with Canada specifically but I think it applies to the US as well. When I grew up, in Yugoslavia, by grade 7 everyone was required to take Math, Physics, Biology, History, Chemistry, Geography, Art, Music. In total, about a dozen subjects. By grade 9 that included 2 foreign languages as well as Latin. This mean that every student, regardless of their "preference" was exposed to a wide variety of subjects and influences.
Having a broader education enriches your life because it lets you interpret things from various angles and draw on many references. It lets you relate to your fellow students better and lets you have richer conversations and interactions with them.
I'm sure many of you think that something like Latin is a waste of time but I still used it, almost daily, to figure out foreign languages or the etymology of words or what is written on a dollar bill. ;)
I wish we would stop coddling our young people and expose them to as much as possible. Only then can they reach their full potential and know what they want in life.