Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Life plans

Why college (and, I would add, life) should be less about career preparation and more about intellectual stimulation:
I mean, seriously, look around you. They’re phasing out the concept of a “job” little by little anyway — you owe it to yourself, to your fellow temps, and to your online dating profile to at least be a halfway interesting person.


  1. Another from Kierkegaard ...

    "Over the years an individual may abandon the little bit of passion, feeling, imagination, the little bit of inwardness he had and embraces as a matter of course an understanding of life in trivialities. This improved condition ... he now in despair considers a good thing; he easily reassures himself that now it could never occur to him to despair - no, he has secured himself. But he is in despair, devoid of spirit and in despair."

  2. I'm so sick of hearing about the humanities "crisis" and the bleak job market (seriously, it comes up every friggin' day). I often feel like I'm the only one in the department who's just here for the hell of it. It's not like I have other mouths to feed.

    Btw, Julia, are you going to check out Kotsko's "Awkwardness"?


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