This wonderful article is an old one from Swarthmore College near Philadelphia. I'm in agreement with its principles. The liberal arts include math, chemistry, literature, languages, philosophy, history, sociology, physics, biology, art, theatre, speech, writing, economics, geography, political science and many other topics. The point in studying these topics is to learn to communicate effective and to learn to think for yourself. You need to learn to determine what information is true and which is not. You also need to learn that many topics do not have simple answers, but encompass tons of nuance. I believe that the results of serious and open-minded study are the basis for good citizenship. It is important to continue learning during your entire lifetime. This article says all this in a more nuanced manner. I hope you enjoy it. It's called The Usefulness of Uselessness.
Kathy Garrett has been a school counselor for over 30 years, and a college counselor for well over a decade.