I always remember was about a girl who had graduated from Harvard and was unable to find a job she deserved. Instead she was reduced to waiting tables (gasp!) and doing temp work in offices. The story went through her struggles to get interviews and her process of considering alternative career options. Finally she landed a job as a social worker for the city. The piece wrapped up with a quick summary of her story and it was revealed that she had majored in folklore at Harvard.
Whenever the topic of college majors comes up, I always think of that story.
I’m a bit each way on it. How is knowing about the Pyramids of Egypt and Keat’s poetry going to help you in the mechanical engineering industry? On the other hand, what if a person is so ignorant, he knows nothing except for how to tap a grommet? He knows no history, he knows nothing of what the PTB are doing to him?