if artistic people are forced to take years of math and science then why don’t sciencey people have to take art and music classes
someone found a real life plot hole
“wow life sucks how come I have to take classes that aren’t in my major”
So you can be…
There’s got to be an overhaul to the system though. I am glad we get to be well-rounded. I am glad I have to take gender studies and philosophy and lots of science and history. And I don’t think math should be phased out completely. I just think that there should be an option to take, say, a logic class instead, or business math. I will never ever use y=mx+b in my career. C minor, yeah, and I don’t expect others to know that at all actually. But if they are forcing me to take math because it will reach me logic, why not teach a logic class? (which philosophy kind if is here apparently anyway)
I know you want people to “fucking get over it” but math this year caused me so much stress I have had symptoms of walking pneumonia for /five weeks/ and I am failing my voice lessons and doing poorly in French because my brain isn’t retaining anything due to said sickness. Oh, and I’m this close to cutting again and snapping at my choir director. Because trying to pass their requirements for math was causing me so much stress.
Maybe I’m a special case. I’ve got a documented disability in math. But I think I have a right to be angry at the system that has fucked me over just because it thinks I need to learn Algebra.
Well, actually, science majors are also required to take classes in the liberal arts, or basically classes that have “nothing to do with” science in general. It’s not just the art majors. I personally had to take about two years’ worth of liberal arts classes. For instance, I took a semester of history of american music, a semester of ancient art history, a year’s worth of humanities (which is basically studying western literature and philosophy from medieval period to the 20th century), and a quarter of poetry.
And, well, there are things to be learned in math and science for the arts as well. Music theory incorporates math. An artist can gain much inspiration from biology. Also, scientists can learn a lot from the spontaneity in artistic creation and the critical thinking skills that allows one to step back and look at the whole picture instead of the minute details. Not saying that those classes are going to be enjoyable, and I’m not saying the “system” isn’t flawed. I’m not dismissing anyone’s stress, but I see no point in this whole liberal arts vs science feud.
Just find something that works for you and go with it. From what I recall, sometimes you can take general education requirements (which I’m assuming is what these are for you guys) as pass/fail, so it doesn’t have to be as stressful for you.
If I could ask the Universe one thing,
it would be “Why me?”
Why did it have to be me?
You asked for a son,
it gave you a daughter.
You asked for a businessman,
it gave you an artist soul.
You asked for a daughter
who would marry a successful man someday
give you beautiful grandchildren someday,
but it gave you an asexual interested in neither.
I wish I could give you
the Happy Ending you’ve worked
so hard for to the point your
body started breaking apart, but—
It seems like Universe pulled a cosmic joke
on you, on me.
And at the end of the day, all I can say is…
She heard him say it many times.
Over and over he said it.
That word that tastes like blood on her tongue
sounds like slammed doors and beaten flesh
smells like the smoke of a whole pack of cigarettes
looks like broken soju bottles and a bruised neck
and feels like a heart torn to a million little pieces.
She heard them say it many times.
They say it so easily
wear it on their brows like a brand.
And she realizes that nothing has changed.
I’ve lost count of the lifetimes we’ve lived
together like binary stars it seems
we could never quite leave the other behind
even if it meant that time and time again
I kill you or you kill me with
Love (always with Love)
and when the nights are cold and
I feel your body next to mine
I wonder if this life would be any different
if Fate were so cruel that our lives
together only ever end in blood spilt tender
if we could spend a lifetime apart
just so we wouldn’t have to…
But the thoughts drift away like bottles thrown into the tide
and I fall asleep to the soft breaking of my heart