Emerson’s message of “Self-Reliance” encourages individualism and outside of the box thinking. It can also be the kind of thinking that can be alienating, “not-cool” and have you bullied during recess today. Individualism is shunned at an early age, when it should be celebrated and embraced.
Self-reliance is also at the root of all creativity and innovation. However, society and educational systems fail to nurture and endorse it.
Why do people value and respect business degree’s over degrees that involve Critical thinking/Arts? Some people (cough*ACC majors*cough) believe that degrees are only as valuable as how much of a base salary they can earn.
P.S – I understand some ACC majors do actually find it to be a rewarding path.
Former Accounting Major