Business majors, eat your heart out

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So I totally owe this incredible find to my old roommate, Meridith. Like me, she is also a grad student in the liberal arts, although I’m in Humanities and she’s in English. Unlike me, she has written and defended her thesis already… envy, but props to her for being done! And, like anyone who has decided to take a more education-oriented approach to school rather than a trade-oriented approach (and yes, that includes everything from engineering to law to business and any major where you have a specific job once you get a specific degree), we have all heard flak from our peers on why our education and career choices are silly, ridiculous, un-economically-minded, and other such berating comments. It’s fun to joke that we’ll end up living in cardboard boxes as we contemplate Plato, Thoreau, Brahms, and Nijinsky. In all reality, a mind peopled with great thoughts and aspirations is more fulfilling than a house filled with stuff. I’m quite satisfied with what I’ve learned (if you ever want to know some interesting history behind why you call people “yahoos” let me know) and I’m quite certain that I will be successful in many possible careers. And, barring any major eruptions or disruptions, I’m quite certain I’ll find a job in a few months that will be fulfilling and pay the bills. So, to all those people who think that humanities education is just fun but not useful, check out some of the articles on this website and find out what true education is worth!
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Alan Taylor Farnes · April 19, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Gulliver's Travels, obviously!

Erica · April 19, 2011 at 6:10 pm

YES! 10 points to Gryffindor, Alan!

Shaun · April 19, 2011 at 6:13 pm

I totally agree. So glad that I am in a position to work with the students and college in promoting the Humanities and the strength of liberal arts.

Meridith Reed · April 19, 2011 at 6:18 pm

It makes me happy that you reshared this. Go humanities majors! 🙂

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