So I have this Army friend who jokingly ridicules me about my major, sometimes to the point of making me want to cry. Okay, so I’m an English major. Okay, so I might make half as much money as he (or anyone else) does. But I adore the subject. It, to me, is the most interesting, powerful, and breathtaking subject area. I can’t help that nothing motivates me more than to help others with grammar, to read and analyze others’ works, or to create my own art. I cannot see myself being this passionate about aerospace engineering or computer science. It’s not about the money to me. I don’t really care if I eat Ramen and live in a cottage, (actually, a cottage sounds nice lol) and I bet I would be just as happy as the guy driving an airplane for the army - maybe even more. Shout out to Crayola for being part of the building blocks of my (creative) personality. Anyway, it had gotten to the point that I didn’t look forward to being near him, because I didn’t want him to make fun of my major anymore. It was starting to really take a toll on me.
Today, though, my Army friend sent me this quote:
“A life lived for art is never a life wasted.” - Macklemore
That made my day, and I will try to remember that from now on when he tries to give me a hard time about majoring in the Arts.