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I'm a self-confessed literature nerd and that extends to philosophy. I find existentialism particularly interesting, as I just took a class on it this year. Who else does?
I loved my philosophy classes, and I spent many late nights in the dorm or the student union or at coffee shops arguing about diffderent philosophies and politics.
I think it's fascinating, but you can't make a living of it. I always wondered what happened to the kids I went to college with who majored in Philosophy. If they were able to maybe get a professor's job, that was great, but without that.... what would they do with such a degree?
But, I do think learning different philosophies helps one round out as a person, especially when taken and learned about in early adulthood. I had a professor who said that no one under 18 should take a philosophy class, because they didn't have the life experience to understand what they were learning or apply it. I don't know if he was right. But, it was an interesting theory.
I also dated one of my Philosophy professors.... an Ethics professor. No seriously.