Everyone I know is studying law, psychology, chemical engineering etc and then there’s me, who’s planning to study English literature. Yes, I am willing going to study Shakespeare for another three year. (I can’t wait.)
Sometimes just thinking about spending 9 grand a year to study a subject which really does not have any worth makes me feel a little incompetent. Seriously, the only job I can get is journalism or teacher. Not appealing. Plus the fact no one I know thinks a literature degree is valuable, I’m going to write a list of why I’ve chosen literature and not psychology (or a similar type of degree)
- Studying literature makes me feel powerful. A friend of mine is studying law and when I asked why, ) she said it made her feel intelligent and powerful, the complete opposite of what I felt when doing AS law. English, however, makes me feel intelligent.
- I’ve developed an interest for Shakespeare. I never thought I would ever say this but Shakespeare is currently writer bae. I seriously need to watch one of his plays in the globe theatre.
- There’s more to it than reading. Everyone just assumes that I’ll be just wasting three years and a whole lot of money reading books when I could get a “proper” degree and get a well earning job. When in reality, I’ll be learning about history, politics, philosophy and culture. What other degree is there that teaches you more than one subject?
- There is no wrong answer! Nothing I say or write will be wrong. Well unless I meet the objectives (they very broad btw) I could bullshit my way through and still end up getting a 1st. (It’s a skill)
- It’s all opinions and different interpretations. This is actually the same as the above point but I thought I put it in just in case.
- I read books. I love reading and having a degree that pratically assigns you fictional books to read, why wouldn’t I choose it?
- Books is knowledge and knowledge is power! Have I mentioned how powerful I feel?
What degree did you do, like to do or would do and why?