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College majors that are useless
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as a high school senior, lovin' this topic :))
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ReaperEXE wrote:


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What is your definition of useful?



Err... I dunno, kinda self explanatory.
I guess something that will benefit someone or something.


Then your knowledge of Pokemon is useful, since one benefit from that sort of knowledge is you exercising your memory. Another benefit is that knowledge will give you an advantage over someone that doesn't have it during your Pokemon battle.


That won't get me rich or famous, therefore it is useless.


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monkat wrote:

Just gonna throw this out here...

There is a difference between useless and unprofitable.

While I certainly wouldn't recommend someone go out and get a philosophy major on non-frivolous-spending money or loans, it isn't useless by any means.


wow, that's deep.
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Welding is something that's decent to go into. The state of Michigan alone needs about 500,000 welders right now.
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Art major... you're only famous artist if and only if you die and after hundreds of years or so will you be recognized as a good artist, but by that time you're dead and most art history classes will say "he.she was one of the greatest artist of X century *proceed to talk about art style* it is an honor to have kept his work"

I agree on this being useless in matters of jobs and employment since all you do is paint and hope that your art will be noticed or praised by famous critiques. It's a matter of luck and talent.

During my high school (until now tbh) I want to take up this Art course because I love art and drawings are quite my specialty. But due to the University that teaches that course being far away from home, (my parents refuse to let me live alone since i tend to do crazy stuff) I ended up staying where I am and taking up Accountancy. Here I realize that this course really isn't for me, but I learn to live with it for the sake of my parents. So to not let the depressing feeling of not being able to do what I want take over me, I started to teach myself art and also writing stories that I publish on websites(one of my dreams...being a writer). You could say that I get the best of both worlds, but I ain't there yet. I plan on continuing this though until I graduate. Hopefully, I would know what to do by then.
As for Philisophy, It's not at all that bad, you could be a priest or just land in teaching it. Philosophy is not a useless knowledge since it helps you go the path of greater good(? as my teacher who majored in it say)
My high school's guidance counselor majored in Psychology, it wasn't all bad he says to us, he is happy in where he is. He loves kids, sadly he wasn't blessed to have one...


Posted 1/21/12
Useless in what sense? If you mean useless knowledge then I'll disagree and say that everything you learn can be used in one way or another, irrespective of whether or not it makes you money.

In terms of employment, it could be the subject of your major that lands you the job, but isn't it also about the skills you learn and develop during your course that are then applicable to your job? Unless you pursue a job specific career such as Medicine, I don't think your job has to be directly related to the subject of your degree.

Philosophy teaches you how to rationalise; History enhances interdisciplinary thinking; Mathematics improves problem solving skills and so on, all of which can be applied to any form of environment. Also, I think you need to decide on which ability - either theoretical or practical - you'd like to train and exercise as that can help determine your degree/subject choice.

I wouldn't focus just on academia though. Quite frankly, if I was an employer there would be many times where I'd value experience over knowledge because knowledge doesn't necessarily translate to ability. Those are just my thoughts on the matter, as impractical as they may seem.
Posted 1/21/12

evenstar95 wrote:

Useless in what sense? If you mean useless knowledge then I'll disagree and say that everything you learn can be used in one way or another, irrespective of whether or not it makes you money.

In terms of employment, it could be the subject of your major that lands you the job, but isn't it also about the skills you learn and develop during your course that are then applicable to your job? Unless you pursue a job specific career such as Medicine, I don't think your job has to be directly related to the subject of your degree.

Philosophy teaches you how to rationalise; History enhances interdisciplinary thinking; Mathematics improves problem solving skills and so on, all of which can be applied to any form of environment. Also, I think you need to decide on which ability - either theoretical or practical - you'd like to train and exercise as that can help determine your degree/subject choice.

I wouldn't focus just on academia though. Quite frankly, if I was an employer there would be many times where I'd value experience over knowledge because knowledge doesn't necessarily translate to ability. Those are just my thoughts on the matter, as impractical as they may seem.


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Posted 1/21/12
major is mix media purity much every think that's to do with media
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Are you seriously 16 y/o? Those are some huge words, ya know?
Posted 1/21/12

zen03y wrote:


evenstar95 wrote:



Are you seriously 16 y/o? Those are some huge words, ya know?


Right? She's just awesome.
Posted 1/21/12
Fuck college, I am going for strippers.
Posted 1/21/12

zen03y wrote:



Are you seriously 16 y/o? Those are some huge words, ya know?


I eat dictionaries for breakfast.
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Liberal arts, what are you going to do with it? go downtown and argue about politics with homeless people?
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Liberal arts, what are you going to do with it? go downtown and argue about politics with homeless people?


Stop insulting my dreams, I have a very bright future!
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