The more time I spend in college, the more things I find interesting. After making my switch to Religious Studies in my first year, I have realized how much I would also have liked to majored in the following things (in no particular order): Classics (Greek and Latin), International Affairs, Political Science, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy (my minor), History, and a number of languages (Arabic, French, Spanish, Farsi, Hebrew, and more). It also would have been nice to take some classes on human rights and economics. Unfortunately, this was not possible – unless, of course, I had unlimited funds and wanted to stay an undergrad for 10 years.
I find great overlap between most of these subject areas. Religious convictions that I have obtained in light of study of religions and their texts have led to an understanding of the world that I cannot ignore, namely, one where I am called to serve others. Particularly those in the poorest countries and the most misunderstood (in my opinion, those in the Middle East) are crucial to bettering the world. And whether I like it or not, trying to better the world requires a knowledge of politics and how to deal/work witht the systems of government and organizations that have the power to make changes. Languages are a necessity to most of these areas, on top of it being just plain badass to be multi-lingual. So what do I do when I have all these things I want to study and do and not enough time to do it? Well, I guess that is the question since I already know that I want “to be”.