“Don’t dismiss the humanities”

To adapt to a changing world, we need new software for our cellphones; we also need new ideas. The same goes for literature, for architecture, languages and theology.

Great column from Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times.

While there has been a push for increased education in science and math, there should also be a focus on arts and the humanities. Studying Latin and Greek may not be considered the most “practical” degree according to the current thought in higher education, but it taught me how to learn and to think, and with that I can do anything. It’s vital for a full education.

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