Monday, 30 April 2018

a liberal arts education fit for the future of work

quote [ “The source of personal happiness and fulfillment has to be around meaning, and not the psychology of happiness,” she said. “You find meaning by thinking and acting in the world in a way that aligns with your talents and interests and brings you joy, and makes a social contribution of some kind.”
a course called “Life Architecture: Designing Your Future”. Students learn basic adult skills effective way to focus the mind on what one wants to accomplish) The course aims to arm young adults with “know-how, habits, and—crucially—self-knowledge ]

What you get for a tuition of $68,870 a year,
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+2 Funny]
[by yunnaf@4:05pmGMT]


mechanical contrivance said @ 5:48pm GMT on 30th Apr
$66,720, according to their web site. Either way, if the parents are willing to pay that much, let them.
mechavolt said @ 10:10pm GMT on 30th Apr
Being an adult involves learning skills. It's not like people have an innate instinct of how to function in the working world. You either learn through experience, and if you're lucky you can bounce back quick enough from your failures that you don't fuck up the rest of your life. Or someone teaches you how.

I see this sentiment all the time, though: look at those stupid millennials, they have to pay to take a class on how to be an adult! To that I ask the questions: who raised them? Who failed in teaching them how to navigate the adult world? And who is charging them now to be taught?

And for the notion that finding purposeful, meaningful work is some hippy shit to be ridiculed, you can't have your cake and eat it, too. Don't sell us the idea that your worth is based on your work, and then insult people when they try to make something out of that.

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