Aside from working part-time, volunteering, and starting new blogs, I am also a full-time student. I know that various people have already expressed their woes about doing all of these things simultaneously and how much stress/pressure they feel. I am going to choose to bypass stating those details because frankly it’s just not the point I want to make in this post.
Education is something that is incredibly important to me. It’s not just about going to school; reading your textbooks or going to your professors’ lectures. You can learn from every person you meet at any given time. It may not come as apparent to you initially but you do. It’s really about what you do with the knowledge that is presented in front of you. Would you be receptive to new perspectives? How well do you connect with the information? Does is it make connections with you? The best thing I’ve been told, is that learning is on-going.
Anyway, I started my first year of university having a singular definitive direction of what I want to accomplish. Well, sometimes life interferes and what you thought was right for you may not be what you were looking for. Bottom line is, my primary reasons of wanting to go to law school and pursue becoming a lawyer is just not as significant anymore. It was a compromise that I should NOT have made, and I’m glad that now I am doing something that I have a clear passion for. I made this choice because it was something that had incomparable worth to me. I have more options and it was wrong of me to close myself off from them.
So what is this alternative? I love food (that’s pretty much a dead give away), and there are more options within the food industry steadily emerging. While philosophy was something I didn’t anticipate to appreciate as much as I do now, it is a subject that is so malleable. It allows you to see things far beyond superficial boundaries whether it would be your own ideas or others. Now, combine food and philosophy with international history and politics. What do you get? Philosophy of Taste and Food Culture. It makes me giddy just thinking about the potential topics I could divulge in within this sphere. There’s going to be a lot of work and research to be done, but that just comes with the territory. Truthfully, I don’t really care about the amount of work I would need to do. It’s the fact that, this is something that feels like I’ve been doing my whole life. Like something that I should be doing-it feels right.
- Eating Philosophies (pinchofthisandthat.com)
- Finding great food jobs in New York, NY! (jobcareertips.wordpress.com)
- “Food is art and magic” (next-course.com)
- Can eating different foods combat prejudice? (thechangeyourlifeblog.wordpress.com)
- Food: The Great Unifier (passionofthespice.wordpress.com)
- Fast Food Mania (anahakaye.wordpress.com)
- The Audacity to argue Culture (hellscouldron.wordpress.com)
- On Culture vs. Philosophy (steelnino.wordpress.com)