Not sure what to major in when you get to college? Well, MSN’s astrology department just published an article on which majors fits you best based on the time of the year you were born in.
I would quote the one which says which major would best suit me but I don’t want to make it too easy for somebody to find out what my sign is so that they can stereotype me. I’ll just quote a sample sign and reccommended major:
The innovative Aquarius is suited for any major that is new and unusual. Aquarians are the innovators of the Zodiac, and a major in science could spark your already creative mind. A way-out-there individual makes a great scientist and engineer and enjoys working for humanity. Specialties for this sign would be electronics, electrical engineering, or computer science. Other examples of a unique course of study to suit you would be holistic medicine, organic farming, or performance art.
I hate to say it but if you’re any sign and you’re checking astrology to decide to go into science you’re not getting off on the right foot. An unskeptical individual does not make a great scientist since science kinda, heh, asks for evidence to back up its claims.
Here’s a really wacko entirely radical way of deciding what to major in…
Do what you’re interested in.
Do what appeals to you.
Do what you thinks will get you a good career.
Do what you want.
Why do we decide that we need to turn to somebody who has never met us for guidance based on the strange notion that the stars somehow control our personalities and future? Why don’t we simply do what makes sense?
I suppose there is quite a bit of fear that we might make the wrong decisions, but we’re even more likely to make the wrong decision if we make it based on irrational reasons. Then again, I still understand how it’s easier to have things out of your own hands sometimes so that you don’t have to put the blame on yourself.
How many lives, I wonder, have been ruined because some form of woo told the person to do something that they really didn’t want to do? What if I were to choose to major in tax law because a horoscope told me to even though I was really passionate about, say… geology? I could get stuck with a boring desk job doing other people’s tax returns instead of doing something I was genuinely interested in. At least there would be hope that I might go back to school to get a different career.
These are life-changing decisions which people look to the stars to make for them. I’d be the last person to say that the stars aren’t the least bit interesting, but they have nothing to do with how out-going I am or how well I can write or who I should marry or what I should do with my life.
Why can’t we just accept the fact… no, not just accept… take solace in the fact that we have control over our own destinies? Isn’t that the point of living life?