The most recent pounding we receive is that we didn't pick up enough STEM courses in college. As a result, we are told we are everything from scientifically illiterate to increasingly unemployable.
In shore, no job interviews at Google for us. That assumes, of course, that we want to be a Googler, as the employees there are called.
Not too long ago, we were hammered because our degrees weren't in business. That was when business as a stand-alone was the unofficial religion of America.
Now, being a plain-vanilla businessperson, even on Wall Street, is certainly not enough. One must be a businessperson changing the world through digital technology.
Oh, I did my time feeling very very bad about a choice I had made when I was 18 years old. That was 1963. Sometimes I still can travel the road of regret.
But. the raw reality is that so many of us who majored in the humanities are making a good living. Often, we enjoy what we do. We haven't been put in prison for engineering a brilliant and profitable hack. Statistics show we are less likely than medical doctors, who are a part of STEM, to commit suicide.
Also, it has been observed that regret is merely a fantasy of what might have been. In this volatile world order, the odds are is that what we imagined would have played out wouldn't have.
One more thing: Back when I entered college, there was no computer science major. There weren't even computers.
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