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What about the job market?

While I see the validity of Robinson's talk, I am concerned that if we encourage the youth to pursue artsy careers they may end up in financial trouble. I am currently a freshman in college and I see firsthand that the majors such as dance, music, etc., are extremely hard to become successful in. The best paying jobs lie within engineering, technology, and mathematics.

Questions to consider: Can there be a balance between academics and arts? Is fulfilling your passion more important than financial security?


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    Mar 6 2013: robinson's point is that we have no idea what kind of jobs will be needed in 5 years, let alone 20. we will need more computer guys? managers? engineers? biologists? we don't know, and therefore we should not have a one-size-fits-all generalized schooling system that is 500 years old. we need to teach kids to be flexible and dynamic. it is not art vs science.

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