Let me be clear.
I did not go to school make myself more marketable. I did not go to school to learn how to make money. I did not go to school and earn a degree to use it as a weapon in the fight for a job.
I went to school because I love learning. I went to school because I constantly wonder, question, and think. I went to school to explore, get lost, and find my way intellectually and spiritually.
And I studied philosophy because I like it. It allowed me to wonder, question, think; to think about thinking, to feel about feeling; to explore, get lost, face the absurd, face the sublime, and find my way in my mind and in the world.
Some people learn because they like learning.
I will never. ever. use learning as means to a monetary end.
Do not be surprised at my answer when you ask me “what are you going to do with your degree?”
My answer will be “continue learning,” because I refuse to live an inauthentic life and perpetuate the poisonous belief that education is a business, and that an education is a product.
Literally the most inspiring thing I’ve read in a long time.