Are there any science students here? What do you study and what's your take on literary fiction? Is it just a waste of time?
Masterrace mech here. Sometimes I really doubt whether I am gaining anything from wasting my time reading fiction and switch to something more informational. Then I get really bored from the dry style of non-fiction books and start to read philosophy. Then I doubt I am getting any knowledge at all from reading philosophy books in no specific order and switch to something esoterical/religious. Then after reading through all that mysterious and illogical crap, I switch back to a good classic for some artistic sense. This iteration then continous.
Math has ruined me.
usually people wander into the world of literary fiction after they've tortured themselves with THE NIHILISM
because there really is no reason to live or do anything, ultimately, so we might as well spend it reading books :)
(also to be smug is another reason)
I studied biochemistry. Been NEET for the last year. I'm kind of a failed STEMfag though (a failure in general), got pretty poor grades -- mid 70s cumulative average, not sure what that is in GPA.
Reading literary fiction
and writinghas been a lot more fulfilling than my studies desu, senpai. I loved my English classes in highschool, but I got pushed into taking all science courses by my parents. So I was pretty much forced to take a STEM degree in uni.
>tfw you'll never live the literary university life
>learning foreign languages
>having casual seminars at coffee shops downtown
>tfw instead you were forced to memorize the kreb cycle in detail only to forget it a week later
Computer Science/Mathematics, though I just skip most of my lectures to hang out at the library and read. It's a bit lonely when you're in a field where nobody reads and very few have any real critical thinking skills.
Biochemist here - literally just doing my MBiol for the credibility and job prospects, I intend to leave science behind me after this.
I'd have had far more fun studying Eng Lit or Philosophy but fuck trying to get a job after that.
I don't think reading fiction is a waste of time, I don't want to be 'on' all the time and if I enjoy reading fiction I don't see how that time is wasted.
Chemical Engineering and I mostly read fiction. I like fiction's ability to describe the world and the way people interact. When I am frequently reading fiction I feel more articulate and my inner dialogue imitates the author that I am reading.
What are your hobbies?
> I enjoy reading, particularly the classics and philosophy
Sounds interesting Anon, why did you gravitate towards those genres?
> Well, wen I started, I hoped that by reading I could complement the scientific side of my education with the humanistic side they don't usually teach in the medfag curriculum. Nowadays I just read it for fun (normie laugh)!
I'm a medicine graduate.
I appreciate literary fiction, even though in my readings i tend to stray away from it, because i'm in this mindset that what i read must be beneficial to me from studying medicine, but there are lots of literary fiction that are on my reading list including classics, so i don't consider it a waste of time i regard it as an enrichment of one's time, if it were to benefit even in the tiniest measure then that's good too, for example english is my second language and often fiction greatly helps me with vocabulary and grammar for example.
3rd year Electrical engineering student here.
I read literary fiction because even though I love (and autistically indulge in all of them), I recognize that literature is the best one, with unparalleled quality and variety. So I'm working my way through all the classics using lit fiction as my main hobby. I also do read philosophy (Started with the greeks and working my way up) just because I'm kinda curious, I guess.
>mfw I read, "Read the Greeks" in present tense.
i'm a medical student, and i haven't read fiction in years. i usually enjoy philosophical and event-based/historical literature the most. i don't think reading of any kind is a waste of time, nevertheless.