"Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. "
-Rumi

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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 you don't think it's practical, that's fine. Stop wasting my time trying to convince me of it. I'm not going to have it. I'm done. I know the worth of my degree. Sorry you don't. Back off!!!

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