Well, the blog is definitely back. And I’m so glad for that. My creative juices are beginning to flow again!!!
SO, if you are an avid reader of the blog, you will know that both Trish and I are frequent readers of a site called Thought Catalog. It has great, creative, thought provoking articles aimed for people EXACTLY MY AGE. I find myself relating to 95% of the articles posted…which I can’t complain about, plus the writing is usually pretty good (#writingsnob over here).
Then, the other day I saw this article, and I was so furious that I SERIOUSLY contemplated throwing my computer out the window, especially because somehow I have 2 laptops (because I’m really rich and stuff) and I wouldn’t really miss one if it shattered into a billion pieces on the street.
Are you FUCKING kidding me? This has to be the most ignorant thing I’ve ever read, for so many reasons. If you agree with the majority of what was said in that article, our friendship is henceforth terminated, #bye.
So, basically, this fucker is writing to say that the Liberal Arts should be “trimmed” from our postsecondary system. Now, it’s true that Liberal Arts programs at schools across the country are seeing enrollment drop and funding cut right and left (because really, job placement is rare, and an academic career seems like a surety if you take the liberal arts route). But THIS article seems to think that the liberal arts creates a learning environment in our universities that breeds laziness and unwillingness to learn, whereas those who major in things like business, science, and COMMUNICATIONS are the only students with a legitimate thirst for knowledge. GIVE ME A BREAK.
Not to toot the horn of us liberal arts kids, or to take away from the extremely smart people I know who majored in the sciences (ok, everyone who majors in a science or in engineering is pretty damn smart) and businesss and Comm, but OF the “not-so-smart” people I knew at school, 95% of them majored in something OUTSIDE of the liberal arts. Maybe I’m seeing the world through rose colored lenses, but to me it shows MORE of a passion for learning to major in something where you’re not guaranteed a job (read: cubicle and terrible hours that nobody in their right mind would ever want to work) at the end of four years.
It may be hard to do TERRIBLY in liberal arts classes, but it is also extremely difficult to do well, unless one really dedicates time and energy to thinking. There is a place in our universities for everything, and the fact that this article trivializes the Liberal Arts by suggesting they can be mastered by reading and posting on internet forums is completely absurd. Where would our world be without art, without music, without history, WITHOUT LITERATURE? WITHOUT LANGUAGE? Absolutely nowhere,
Literally everything we know is based in language, so yeah, definitely take the study of that which defines our world out of the education system. Great idea. It will definitely help get rid of the “lazy college student” mentality.
Also, Economics is a liberal art so that alone just destroys this person’s argument. Ugh.
Well, that was my rant. Take it with a grain of salt because I’m a lazy, jobless, former liberal arts major.
Anyways, in case you had forgotten, I am madly in love with Diplo. Major Lazer is dropping a new album soon, which you should all be really excited for!!!!!!!!!! Give this a listen (it’s not brand new, but it’s good, and one of many reasons I love Diplo)