Motivation... or lack thereof (2)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2008-07-23 04:42 ID:tro8em6V

Good evening, folks.

So I'm currently working on finishing up a BA in philosophy, when low-and-behold... I've hit a wall; I've really enjoyed the course work, and I've been introduced to some wonderful ethical, logical, and metaphysical works (indirectly) by Philip K. Dick, Clive Barker, Sam Harris, etc. It's certainly gratifying on a sort of idealist level... but I truly do question the practicality of it all. What can I possibly do with this degree?

I guess it all boils down to priorities: Do I pick up an MA in education (which I won't enjoy), or do I go into pre-law or something? I really just don't know where I should go after this, and it's an unsettling feeling. I just feel useless.

I don't know if this new-found mentality is the result of constant heckling and berating from everyone I know, or if I've just been too naive to realize that I may have wasted five years pursuing something I won't truly be able to utilize. It's a really taxing notion, and my depression just seems to worsen as I approach the end of school.

Regardless of the answers I get, I appreciate them all-- honestly.


2 Name: Anonymous : 2008-07-23 15:40 ID:DOVyywMO

I don't think I'm telling anything you don't know, but I've heard quite some philosophers can get a carreer in journalism.

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