posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 01:47 AM
Hello there. I wanted to make a thread about the dangers of specializing. We're quite aware of what's going on in the world. I just want to bring
up the dangers of specializing in one particular area of interest. For a long time- I was especially interested in political science. I still am
interested in that area. However, I at first assumed that I had to be good at political science to get a journalists degree. Now I realize that I
can just get a journalist degree, get a minor in political science, and then perhaps get a double major in another subject. I would like to bring up
this idea to you... because... for a long time I thought about majoring in political science... because that's what I guess I was extremely
interested in at the time. I still am interested in it now... but I completely forgot that regular colleges and regular universities can teach you
more journalism classes than a community college course can... and I almost completely forgot about the journalism aspect of what I was going for.
So I wanted to write about the dangers of specializing. We often forget why we do things if we focus in a particular field too much. Political
science for me is meant to be an accomplice to my journalism degree. I really almost forgot why I was going into political science in the first
place. It was not to major in it. It was so it would be for a compliment to my journalism major when I go to a four year college/uni so I would show
that I am knowledgeable in that subject... I don't need to ground myself in statism or the university's socialist way of thinking... to get into a
subject I want.
I realize now that there are other areas of which I could go into for my double major. I was just thinking a bit short-sightedness. I forgot my
goal. I forgot what I wanted. My goal is not to get a job with the government. My goal is to get a degree in journalism. Somewhere along the lines
I forgot this... and... now I remember it... so I think what I would say to you- is- not let your mind get so narrow minded that you forget why
you're doing something in the first place. You may change your mind around many times. As to what you want to do. But you shouldn't forget what
it is that you've been doing.
That's happened to me. I also forgot about many other subjects that I like while I was so inclusive in my mind thinking that I was going to do
poli-science, when, I forgot what my true goal was. Which is journalism. I forgot that I like reading about various books for knowledge and stuff...
I forgot why I was doing what I was doing in the first place. I admit I have an agenda- a truthiness agenda... but... I forgot the main reason why I
want to do it is not so I can become a poli-sci major and just write a bunch of articles no one would read... it was to become a journalist and tell
people the truth every day...
I want to caution you... I don't know why it's just on my mind today. We should not lose sight of our true goals. We should not ever lose sight of
why we think about what it is that we're doing. We should NOT forget why it is we're doing what we want to do.
So... these are just a few words of advice from moi. The past year and a half I studied political science... I told everyone I was going to be a
political science major... and basically I forgot why it was what I was doing it in the first place. There were times that I remembered... but it's
like... by the end of it... I had my mind set on political science. Like it's the only thing I wanted to do at the time.
I mean, I just want to know what your experience with this is. This was only my first year at college- but- I came pretty close to almost forgetting
what I truly wanted to do at various points in time. So... if you're specializing and you're learning another subject to go with it- just remember-
you should not forget what your original goal was coming into it.
Has something like this ever happened to you? I'm glad that I just remembered what I wanted to do recently. I could imagine going and doing that
more and more- forgetting what my true goal really was, and, having to do something else later on in life because of my mistakes and forgetting what
my true dream was. I want to do what Lou Dobbs does, or, what Alex Jones does every night. I want to tell people what's going on and tell people
the truth. It's just that there were times when I had tunnel vision... and... it's like I completely lost track of that. I'm sure that I can't
be the only one who has had this experience. I certainly almost lost track of what I wanted to do. I mean I always had in mind that I wanted to be
a journalist- but- I let my mind get lost in another area of specialization. I'm sure there are other people who have had this time in their lives
where they lose focus on their real goals as to what they want to do in life.