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Thought-Provoking question 11.

#199: What’s been on your mind most lately?

It’s college that’s been on my mind the most.


I’m an incoming senior in college. I have narrowed down my course choices to three: broadcasting, history, or comparative literature. I love history, I really do. I want to study until I get a PhD. I want to travel, research, or teach. I feel like I’m happy with that.

Two days ago, my mom asked me about what I would do with history. I told her what I’d do. She told me about how I wouldn’t earn lots of money from that. She suggested medicine, law, and engineering, some courses that would let me earn lots of money.

I told her I didn’t want any of that.

I’ve looked for something I would love for the past three years, and I’m applying for college this June. Here she is, telling me at this point in time that I wouldn’t make much out of it. What kind of support is that?

I could care less about the money! I’m sticking to what Alan Watts said (see my post about it: and I don’t want to turn back on my choice now. I want to do something that will make me happy, and it’s history.

I don’t want to look at any more options at the moment, because it’s going to make me doubt myself all the more.


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