Great Slashdot quote

"You have to understand what a Liberal Arts major is. For a very select few people, it's a stepping stone to being a professor, or research, or something else at the top of the field. For the vast majority however, a liberal arts degree is an opportunity to do some partying, find a mate, and prove that you're able to show up on time. So yeah, you can get a 4.0 liberal arts degree much easier than you can get an engineering degree, but you won't be able to be an engineer with one!"

[ raehl on Does it suck to be an engineering student? ]


Hey, I worked damn hard at my liberal arts degree. And because of it, I have been able to pursue careers as a professional clarinetist, primatologist, potter and film critic and have been marginally successful in all of them (...not measured by income). It's boring to have focus.