There are many detractors of Liberal arts learning, and much had been joked about those students that it frightens many of our young into going that
field of study, presuming that it would not bode well for a financially secured future. Nothing can be further from the truth.
In the science courses such as architecture. accounting, or engineering, students are only taught about the principles and functions of their concepts
solely for industrial and financial-economic purposes. It keeps them focused on that particular field alone, and upon graduation, they can easily find
Unfortunately, due to such singlemindness on their core subjects, they often care not about other aspects that would impact upon their directions, and
worse is when they refuse to acknowledge errors so as to rectify them and progress, for their limited knowledge had been their rice bowl. To
acknowledge mistakes is to lose their jobs or financing. Thus, equally a single mindedness to reject new thoughts or studies that replaces what they
know, to accept changes when changes are the only constant in life, something even current science cannot accept.
However, for Liberal arts grads, they had been exposed to many forms of expressions and changes through the evolution of our race, its rises and
falls, its social thoughts and behaviours, the impacts on discoveries over different societies, functioning or failed societal economic developements,
etc - the mistakes and corrections of our past civilisations, to question everything and leave nothing unturned.
Thus they are more rounded, adaptable and suitable for management levels and above, to assist and watch over biz enterprises for impacts and
penetration opportunities into societies that a single minded product focused engineering or scientist CEO cant.
Some say, in order to be the CEO, one must know the product well that the company sells. A few believed that only the technocrat can be become a CEO.
But that's the worst mistake a public company can make.
An engineer will know the product well, but knows little in the way societies behave, which is broad and complex, and would take years of perseverance
and studies to comprehend.
A Liberal Arts grad knows full well how a society or target market will be, and better still, is fully capable of understanding the product well
within a short time, by simply reading up on that product, which is singular, usually does not take up the entire range of engineering field to
Scientists, doctors, engineers, etc, do have a function in societies. And so does Liberal Arts grads. Without them, we are no more than mindless
machines without anyone looking at the bigger picture. A good and progressive company needs both kinds within the board - hands and intellect, or it
will only sink eventually.
Authoritarian employers and big biz would most certainly hate L.A.grads for their ceaseless questioning and challenges to the leadership authority. As
such, many of those grads learnt to toe the line, clamp down that voice inside that knew something was wrong, in order to stay employed, telling
employers what management loves to hear, and not what CEOs should be hearing.
Thus, many L.A grad prefers to strike out on their own or take up teaching, where values and integrity need not be compromised.
29-4-2012 by SeekerofTruth101 because: (no reason given)