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I relate to this video more than I'd like to admit.
I applied to colleges for a variety of things (ranging from Chemical Engineering to Pharmacy), and ended up starting school as a pre-pharmacy student with conditional acceptance to pharmacy school. My sophomore year, I changed my major to Cultural Anthropology, adding Creative Nonfiction Writing as a second major.
And all of my friends were pretty much like the "other" person in this video! I made most of my friends in the honors dorms freshman year. Many were engineering students or pre-med. And while they were still mostly supportive, I know that a lot of them didn't get it. My family didn't necessarily get it, either, but my dad has always told me he thought I should stick to writing somehow, so he liked that I was adding it on as a major.
Still, I don't think things ended poorly. Seriously! While I definitely double majored because I had been brainwashed throughout my high school career to believe that liberal art degrees were worth nothing (and thus, putting two together would make them worth something, right?), I ended up getting a skill set I don't think I could have gotten elsewhere. And I don't regret it at all!
Hear it, and then ignore it! You know as well as any writer that people who aren't writers can't always understand, and that's ok.
@VinMcCarthy Same, really. I enjoyed my classes, learned about things I wanted to, and never really felt the kind of dreaded stress I know a lot of people get in college when they're not necessarily in the major they want to be in.
I double majored in English and creative writing. While maybe not the most marketable majors, I gained a lot of skill and knowledge in the craft I love most, so I can't say I regret it even a little.