Anthropology, Is It Useless?
From as early as I could remember, the yellow borders of National Geographic were some of my favorite to explore. I would spend hours poring over the pages learning about other places and people wishing I could meet them. A dream job of mine was to be an archaeologist like Indiana Jones because it seemed exciting.
In college I landed completely by accident in anthropology when a class named Anthropology of the Supernatural caught my fancy and I signed up against my parents’ wishes. Taking a second class in anthropology the next semester submitted the paperwork to add a second major in anthropology to my degree and never looked back.
Trust me, I know about all anthropology major jokes. I have a business degree and one of the funniest moments for me was sitting in a business class where the professor made a joke about how anthropology majors go nowhere so we were lucky to be in business. As the class went around and introduced themselves and what their background was, I had a huge smile when stating my background was in anthropology and archaeology.
I learned so much more in my anthropology classes than my business classes. I learned how to think outside the box and look at the small details in the big picture. People were so different in my anthropology classes in the way they expressed themselves and I learned how to accept people with different ideas and lifestyles. I got out of my comfort zone and learned to reexamine what I thought about myself and that is one of the best reasons to do anything.