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Re: History Major

Kitty: And I spent five years earning a BS in nursing that has enabled
me to enjoy a style of living that I like...but the job itself, being a
nurse, is something that I can't say with any degree of honesty brings
me any kind of happiness. I stress over and over to young people and
especially to my kids, that their goal in discovering a vocation needs
to be to know themselves well enough to find out what in life it is that
they are absolutely passionate about and then figure out how to make a
living doing that...I think Mark Twain (maybe!) once said that you need
to figure out what you love to do and then become so good at it that
someone will pay you to do it.

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Wed 12/24, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2003 14:52:40 -0500
Subject: Re: [CHAT] History Major

> We<br>> just don't value the study of the human
condition.<br><br>David,<br>It's not just that. We seem to say that to
spend that much time and money<br>on college you have to be able to make
a living at it. Makes sense,<br>especially if you're not rich. But what
also seems to be coming through<br>loud and clear is that anything that
doesn't make money is frivolous.<br>Studies of history, music,
literature, etc, are losing ground against the<br>almighty $. And that's
just in education. The beauty of our national parks<br>are under assault
because someone thinks they can make a buck off it. Water<br>rights are
being snatched up in West Texas in shady deals by Texans that<br>could
leave that drought stricken state in dismal straits because of
greed.<br>It goes on and on.<br><br>This greed attacks everyone in some
form. Some steadfast Wyoming<br>Republicans now say they won't vote
republican because the current<br>administration has encroached on their
land. They didn't care when it<br>happened anywhere else in this
country, but they do now. We have to care<br>about the big
picture.<br><br>Bringing this back to the topic at hand, we have to
encourage interests in<br>the human condition in younger generations. We
need to fund these areas.<br>We need to get government to understand why
this is necessary. We all need<br>to know that, while $ is very
important, it is not everything.<br><br>Sorry for such a downer message
on Cmas Eve. But it could be uplifting if<br>it provokes some thought
and action. No type of education is ever a waste.<br>I spent 6 years of
my life and lots of tuition getting a business degree<br>which has
yielded me the $ I need to survive. But the 4 yrs and tuition I<br>spent
with Guelph getting my ODH, which hasn't put a nickel in my pocket
has<br>been the more valuable to me. I have shared much more of what I
learned<br>from my ODH with more people, than I ever have with my BS.
Not everything<br>is measured in $.<br><br>Kitty<br><br>----- Original
Message ----- <br>From: "David

Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net><br>To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent:
Wednesday, December 24, 2003 12:45 PM<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] History
Major<br><br><br>> Yep, have the advanced degree type of History thing.
Now I sell<br>> plants. But when I was a chef and restaurant owner the
degree came in<br>> very handy...well ok, I didn't use it there but when
I was in<br>> sales...hmmm, didn't do a thing for me there either.
Actually, it has<br>> paid off in many ways that I couldn't possibly
begin to explain in a<br>> short letter. It is a spring board to many
other endeavors but unless<br>> you want to teach social science the
degree in itself is not much. We<br>> just don't value the study of the
human condition. It don't make us<br>> money end of story. Now how about
that perfomance by Brett Favre.<br>> Wasn't that amazing?<br>><br>>
DF<br>><br>> Zemuly@aol.com wrote:<br>><br>> >In a message dated
12/23/2003 8:31:53 PM Central Standard Time,<br>>
>gardenqueen@gbronline.com writes:<br>> >Well a History major makes for
great trivia (and perspective) but isn't<br>> >so hot vocationally.<br>>
>That's exactly how I feel about having taken Anglo Saxon! <LOL><br>>
>zem<br>> ><br>>
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