Creativity holds value in this Digital Age
Updated: Jun 22, 2018
Michelle Marchante/Asst. Opinion Director
One of the great things about attending a university is that even if you’re unsure of what you want to do with your life, you can take a variety of different courses to figure it out. By the same token, it’s not uncommon to find people opting to major in something that will financially secure them instead of majoring in something they enjoy.
Everyone is different and everyone’s reason for studying a major is theirs and theirs alone; but majoring in something that is deemed “safer” than a creative career, for example, should never be the reason one enters a major.
True, not everyone can paint like Leonardo Da Vinci, dance like Derek Hough, write like James Patterson or sing like Mariah Carey but while you can always improve your talent, it can’t be taught. This doesn’t just extend to creativity, it extends to virtually everything. This is why society’s way of telling us from an early age what careers we should have in order to be successful is so problematic.
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