College Education: The Point Of The Fish Story

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College Education “The point of the fish story is merely that the most obvious, important realities are often the ones that are hardest to see and talk about.” Erwin Chemerinsky in his short story brought students to the milestone in their lives. He noted three pieces of advice in the beginning of the next chapter of life. They are: find happiness, the pothole theory of life, and be nice. In his first piece of advice, he mentioned about finding a job that you really love. The pothole theory of life talks about the coming problems in the road of life and how you could look at them so that you don’t waste the days granted. The last piece of advice presents the one prominent feature of a personality. He emphasizes on niceness that you interact with each person and kindness causes you to feel…show more content…
“The liberal arts today have fallen in prestige. In the early decades of the 20th century, about 70% of U.S. undergraduates majored in the liberal arts…”(Roche 4). Liberal arts demands have been reducing due to the scrimmage of economical issues. Students are more likely to make academic decisions that favor fields perceived to be paths to jobs, and jobs that pay well. This desirable way supports brutal economy. As William Zinsser says in “College Pressures” all the costs are high, from heating oil, insurance, postage to health insurance. Despite plenty of evidences that liberal arts graduates also have successful careers, undergraduates prefer other fields that seem to promise employment. Students flee their first steps in to the real world, which is an opportunity to reflect on higher education. Lack of guarantee to secure jobs in the future tends to push students toward vocational arts instead of liberal arts. Moreover, paying too much money is not desired today; in contrast focusing directly on the workplace is the
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