Why is studying history and the humanities so comfy, yet job prospects and opportunites virtually nonexistent besides K-12 history and English teachers?
>tfw history graduate and call centre worker
>tfw when straight A science and maths student at school
>tfw when I just had a cool history teacher that made it sound like fun
Never mind. I enjoyed it. And it was, indeed, comfy as fugg.
At the end of the day the choices I made have their causation from a chain of events going back to the Big Bang and maybe beyond and I also really like my job anyway.
The one choice in life is between, suicide, philosophical suicide and accepting the absurd and finding meaning and happiness in life anyway.
Because marketable skills revolve around the services you can provide for others, that they'd be willing to pay for. Studying history and the humanities doesn't equip you with practical skills that are in-demand in this economy.
It's one of the many symbols of Western decadence.
Personally I think if you don't enjoy teaching k-12 you need to be fully prepared to go to grad school and enter academia. Otherwise you kind of are just wasting that BA. Yes it's competitive as fuck and takes a lot of work and college kids suck in their own way but you could actually do what you love if you work at it.
Just try and get a scholarship because whoo boy loans will fuck you.
desu that's why history is better as a hobby.
I myself study law which where i live actually walks hand in hand with history (sort of)
The first question on my UNI's application test was something on the lines of "How did law change during the middle ages"
Fuck off, you pretentious cunt. Journalism, teaching and anything media related are all open jobs to a history graduate.
You may only earn middling income, but hey. Choose life, choose a job, choose a career, family, etc etc etc.
At the end of the day, anon, you are nothing but part of a chain of causality that goes back to the Big Bang or beyond. Enjoy being a passive observer to physics unfolding and know that without conscious witnesses, like you, to the Universe then the Universe itself would be pointless. But don't get above yourself.
one of my fraternity's alumni works for UVA's library and roams the countryside looking for rare books in old peoples' houses
I wish I'd known that was an option before I set my mind on law.
>For the purpose of determining what is history, please do not start threads about events taking place less than 25 years ago.
Did you get your history degree in 1991, OP?
If not, why are you posting about it here?
Because it's part of liberal studies, i.e. literally things you study at times when you're free. It serves no extrinsic utility to society and that's why the job prospects are not as glam as, say, that of the code monkeys.
Everyone should know this before deciding what they're going to study in uni.