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Subject: Re: Ask a question
Author: Parfaitcheri   (Authenticated as sarinvae)
Date: January 28, 2013 at 1:40:31 PM
Reply to: Re: Ask a question by Norah
1. Both. I think that we are mostly our nature but that doesn't mean we can't break free of our own genetic makeup via nurture. I think that we are born a certain way, obviously. I like to think of it like a house. There are certain things you can't really change about the house, it has walls and windows and a foundation, probably doors and ceilings and a roof. Every house has those things. But we can each choose what to fill the house with. Sometimes what we put in the house will be limited by the house's shape. There's just certain things you can't do with a 2 x 2 room or a room with a slanted ceiling or a room that only has two outlets.

Sure you can change those things themselves, but it would require extensive construction and resources and time and money and it sometimes does and sometimes doesn't end up working out in the long run (thing about installing a new bathroom and what a nightmare that is and how half the time people end up with a useless bathroom). But for the most part, how you decorate your house, is your own decision.

I might be limited by the shape of my house, but I can paint its walls any color I want. I can use any curtains I want. I could buy like 80 end tables with funky, unique lamps, if I felt like it. I might not have enough room to put them, but I could do it. Sometimes other people might bring stuff over or paint the walls different and I may or may not like it. But I can always throw an ugly lamp away or paint over a color I dislike and I can choose whether or not I want to keep that lamp despite not liking it, I can choose to let the only paint color stand out through the new one if I want.

2. I think that double majoring is extremely worthwhile. I would never say that someone shouldn't pursue their dream of whatever impractical major it is. But I would also urge someone to maybe major in their field where they might not get a job and then also major in something that enhances that field so that they become a really good candidate for something relevant to their studies. And so that they have something practical to fall back on should their initial interests not work out.

Like I love art, I draw and paint and all that stuff. But being an artist is really hard. But if you major in art and then in business or management as well, all of a sudden you have this whole new skill set relevant to your field of study, relevant to your passion that makes it much easier for you to get a job. It opens up so many more opportunities.

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