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!!!