Academic pride is an educated display of ignorance. Why would one despise another because of their career?
Why would you demean courses that
others are pursuing or about to pursue because you think yours is
greater? People who look down on others because of their careers are
sanctimoniously stupid. And many doctors and engineers are guilty of
this as well as those pursuing the relevant courses. They are not alone
The sample size of those pursuing medicine and engineering who engage in
petty academic pride may be small but the frequency with which they put
others down is consistent. This prestigious-than-thou attitude in
career practice is partly our teachers' and parents' fault. When we were
in our formative schooling years, certain careers were highly talked of
and that entered into our psyche. Pursuing other careers outside the
doctor- engineer cocoon was abominable. Those who have a misguided
contempt for careers in the Arts, Social Sciences and Education are
ladies and gentlemen who never grown up from childhood career
Each and every career is important, everyone of us has a role to
fulfill, some roles may be more technical, more intensive, more
remunerable but none is more important than the other. Careers
have their challenges but it's not for us to despise those in them and
careers have their perks so it isn't an opportunity to demean others. What would the
world be without teachers, diplomats, recording artistes, doctors,
journalists, accountants, pilots and businesspeople? There would be a
vacuum which one with their skills and know-how would have to fill.
The society finds balance and sanity with diversity in performance of
our roles to the best of our abilities. You are great in whatever you
are or are pursuing, you are the best at it. Ignore those discouraging
voices, they are still entangled in the past and wallowing in ignorance.
No politician, parent, fellow student, nobody can limit your best at
what you do.