June 27, 2005
So, I'm going back to school to get a degree in Philosophy... and possibly a degree in Art History.
"Ok. I thought you were getting one useless degree before, but now you're going to spend money on TWO useless degrees?" you cry out in a voice that sounds remarkably like that of my mother.
Yes, it's true.
Why? Why? Why?
I suppose anything could happen, but it has been a dream of mine for some time to teach philosophy to artists. (If you've seen any modern art outside the walls of the Cordair Gallery you know why.) I've even thought about what it might take to start up an art school or found a college of art somewhere.
None of that may ever happen, but do you know what pieces of paper will assist me in getting to that point? An MBA, a MA (Art History), and a PhD in Philosophy.
The Masters in Art History will be the hard one to work into my plan. Ideally, I guess I would not take a break in my philosophy studies, but a break might be nice.
This peculiar combination of degrees and qualifications will also suit me to a number of other things that I really enjoy beyond a life strictly dedicated to academia.
Are there cheaper ways to go about this? I'm sure.
Could I pursue these studies on my own? Probably, but it's unlikely that I would -- I just know how I am. Also, people are weirdly impressed by papers with fancy letters on them. Further, this will give me insight and experience with those things from a certain perspective.
Isn't there a good chance that I will never realize any of my fantasies about schools and museums? Certainly. But getting there is as exciting to me as the end itself, which is something I've never been able to say about my career before.
Could it be that I am insane? I'm sure I'd be the last to know. Catch-22, right?
So, anyway, the future is bright. I see many possibilities. I'm excited about it all!
Lovely Wife is going to rent one of the bedrooms in my house. Any takers on the other one? My house is seriously way cool, y'all.
BTW...can you get me into UGA,too?God knows I have tried!
Posted by: LW at June 27, 2005 05:47 PM (oqu5j)
Make sure to take deap breaths before entering these classes. You're going from a relatively rational study program to two just right of whatever Barbara Boxer took.
Just saying, be prepared for a political and attitudinal (yeah, I know it's not a word but it should be) shift.
Posted by: Jim at June 27, 2005 05:58 PM (oqu5j)
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