Obama vs. Art History
Sorry this took so long, I had trouble finding a good article. This article is one that we can all relate to because Obama bashes on our majors and something that we all love. Obama is saying that going to college to study Humanities or Art History is pretty much a waste of time and money because you aren't going to make a lot of money once you graduate and go into the real world. He made this comment casually while on a trip to Wisconsin. It seems like he didn't realize what he said until it was too late. I think that it is a very powerful statement to make when you say that studying Art History is not the route that people should take, they should take the skilled worker route because they will make more money, and they will help America look good. I think that is a load of crap. It is a good suggestion that hey if you wanna make a lot of money do this job, but Obama's statement seemed more like being told what to do not really a suggestion. One can make a lot of money doing anything now a days. you just got to put time and effort into it. Art is a big business. Paintings are being bought and sold for millions of dollars weekly. I don't know how you can say that there is no money in that. Also I'm a big believer that art and exercise keeps a person sane. They are good outlets from our society. It gets the brain thinking differently. Our brains need to be challenged, looking at art and studying art causes the brain to work outside it's comfort zone. Being multi talented in different fields is going to further a person better than if they are just another person standing in a assembly line.