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Philosophy Major...better than you thought!

Why is it that everyone assumes that a philosophy major is instant career suicide? Do people honestly not realize that philosophy is the backbone of pretty much everything else in the world--math, science, religion, business, ethics, law, psychology, etc.

According to Merriam-Webster, philosophy can be defined as
"a
: pursuit of wisdom
b
: a search for a general understanding of values and reality by chiefly speculative rather than observational means
c
: an analysis of the grounds of and concepts expressing fundamental beliefs."

Stop giving me some BS line about how your business degree is so much more "practical" than my philosophy degree! I can do anything I want with my degree. You know why BECAUSE I CAN THINK!!! It's a hell of a lot more practical than it gets credit for. It's not my fault you couldn't hack the intro class. I stuck it out for the whole major. It influences the way I think of just about everything. I love studying philosophy. If y…

New Stage of Life

I suppose I have always had certain assumptions/plans about how my life would go. Elementary school, middle school, high school, college, career... I figured it would be a pretty straightforward/nothing too exciting existence. Surprise, surprise. It hasn't really worked out at all as I had assumed. The great thing about that is that is SO MUCH better than I could have ever imagined. There have, of course, been some less than ideal moments all throughout, but on the whole, life is great!!!

I have had the blessing of getting to attend not one but 2 colleges that I have absolutely love! I had the opportunity to spend 4 incredible months abroad in Italy with the best host family anyone could ever ask for. I have a great position at a school I love working in an area that I am passionate about. The best part about all of it is that I didn't expect any of it. All of these great opportunities seemed to come out of nowhere. They weren't in the original plans. They came up a…