Spinach, for professional communicators 06.09.2010 by David Murray // 1 Comment Writers, do yourself a favor and read this column by David Brooks on the value—the real, honest-to-goodness monetary value—of a liberal arts degree.
Tyler Hayes says
Funny, I just read this after reading a blog post by a college student on how much he “hates” his current liberal arts education. He’s going to “stick it out,” but wants the world to know he is egregiously upset about having to take classes which are “not relevant or interesting.”
To me, that’s exactly what I loved about my liberal arts education. I earned two majors and two minors because, hey, why not broaden my horizons? I doubt I’ll ever use my neuroscience minor professionally, but it’s certainly given me a very different perspective on the world than my peers. And that’s why I wanted it. That’s why I went to a liberal arts school in the first place, rather than a jam-packed university.
I was going to post a comment on his post, but after reading David Brooks’ wonderful insights I’d rather just be content.
Thanks for sharing this.