Anonymous said: lol @ everyone who's like "no major is harder than any others!" because i switched from a stem (more specifically bio) major to technical theatre and jesus christ the amount of time you put into that shit is way more than literally everybody says it is. plus you get literally every other major (besides music and art people) laughing at you like "lol grow up how r u gonna get a job"
Yeah it’s like
ITS DIFFERENT SHIT
IT IS LITERALLY A DIFFERENT WAY OF THINKING
Like my roommate, a twenty eight year old PhD student in neuroscience, would regularly come to me to help with her papers and thank god because her papers were AWFULLY WRITTEN which I guess is ok because she was in a field of other AWFULLY WRITTEN PAPERS
Anonymous said: I think the STEM fascination thingy really relates to the fact that people in society are still fucking ableist and value things they think are "methodical" and "logical" and "rational" over what they think are "intuitive" and "emotional". There is still this really annoying belief that math, physics and chemistry are the "hard" subjects that require a lot of "mental capacity" when the reality is that these subjects can be as intuitive and emotional and require as much feeling as any art subject
personally I love math and humanities but i experience all of these subjects in really similar ways. i understand calculus on a very metaphysical level and it’s weird to me when people think that they are less intuitive and more inherently difficult than the humanities.
it’s really all about the individual subject and beyond that, a combination of how it’s presented to you and how the person in question interprets information
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