I recently read an interesting article that listed the most pointless courses to take at college or university, and my initial thought was, I wonder if the subject that my degree was in made the list. It did. But that got me thinking, should what we study be dictated to us.
This article seemed to be nothing more than a way to belittle people who have studied something that they enjoy at university, an easy argument back could have been something like, “Journalism is a pointless degree as you’ll only be writing fluffy pieces of news that nobody really cares about”. However, this argument is flawed, much like the initial article.
The reason for studying something at a higher level should be because you gain enjoyment out of it, I can’t think of anything worse that enduring a degree simply because you want to look good at the end of it, that’s pointless and a huge waste of time. If you want to learn about the history of comic books or how to surf then it should be your choice, and not anyone else’s.
At the end of it, you’ll have the last laugh when you are in a career that you love, and they are stuck doing something that they can’t stand. Also, enjoy your time at college; they are some of the best years of your life.