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OMG: A lot of people try to put me down for being in arts. I've always found great high paying co-op jobs, and I honestly think I get a lot out of my degree. I get that in general arts is easier and less stressful than STEM programs, but it doesn't mean we're doomed to be homeless or that we're stupid. Some of us really enjoy what we're studying. Why do some people have the need to put arts students down?

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  1. Do what you love imo. Many businesses just want a degree behind you. After that it's really how much effort you want to put forth in your career if you'll succeed or not.

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  2. I'm a CS student and I agree with you. There are a lot of people in my program that have a condescending attitude towards people in other programs and it's just not right. You need to study something you're passionate about and not worry about what others repute you as.

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  3. you answered your own question: it's easier and less stressful, so the proportion of fucking dumbasses is higher in these degrees since they wouldn't be able to survive in more rigourous programs, and because just about anybody can get an arts degree it becomes less valuable due to supply and demand.

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  4. I agree. I'm planning to transfer from a decently successful run in a STEM program to Arts (French). I'm fine with it, but I know my peers will have have sort of judgement.

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  5. It's a combination.

    A sense of superiority to those that "couldn't hack it" in stem.
    A sense of bitterness at those that could hack it but have decided on an "easier path" that will still lead them to success.

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  6. > in arts

    > I've always found great high paying co-op jobs

    lol

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    1. Why is this funny? you do know the Arts salary average is higher than AHS, Environment, Pharmacy, and even Science? I'm not undervaluing the jobs in these other faculties, just pointing out that you're a douche.

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    2. @6a, yeah, because they include accounting and financial management.

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    3. @6b accounting jobs have shit pay in case u didnt know

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  7. I think it really depends on what program you're in for Arts. Some programs are a joke, others misunderstood, and the remaining seem to get lumped in with the first two categories. I wouldn't worry about it too much if people want to judge you without actually having a true valid reason.

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  8. > but it doesn't mean we're doomed to be homeless or that we're stupid. Some of us really enjoy what we're studying

    Although there are a few exceptions, most art students are stupid and only capable of asking people if they need fries.

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    1. Although there are few exceptions, most stem students are socially inept and creepy.

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    2. Can confirm what 8.a. says: I am in STEM and am socially inept and creepy.

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  9. Several reasons why I look down on (most) Arts students:

    1. Women's studies is in Arts

    2. Psychology is in Arts and they disavowed psychoanalytic theory completely in Psych 101. I don't approve and find that most Psych majors are actually completely clueless, leading to completely clueless counsellors that treat people like Pavlov's dog to cure them (CBT)

    3. The smug, holier-than-thou attitude they have. They think because they study "the humanities" or whatever it may be, that they are wise people with important opinions about society. This couldn't be further from the truth. They learn pre-packaged meme ideas in 100-level courses (and beyond) with the intent of creating a certain type of thinker. I hate yet to meet an Arts student outside of the Philosophy program who had a single iota of a clue what human beings are all about. I'm sure there are some smart ones in Anthropology too, the shitlord of the social sciences.

    4. Hot girls. People assume hot girls are stupid. I don't, but others do.

    5. Less Asians, must be less smart. Tbh I'm jealous of you arts students that probably have nice little communities going, and people speak English in your classes. Sounds like a dream to a math student.

    6. (Some of) STEM is extremely challenging, and requires very abstract thought. Whereas, outside of Philosophy, Arts seems to just be about memorizing a lot of things.

    I'm sure there's more but that's all I can think of atm

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