So the current (and classical) opinion on education is that a well-rounded education is best for students. The definitions of well-rounded are a bit muddly and mean different things to different people, so I was curious; what subjects should a 'well-educated' person know or at least be competent in (roughly ranked by importance, let's assume)? Ex: -Literature -Foreign Languages -Math -Art -Underwater Basket Weaving Second bit of this post may be a little provocative, but I have to say it, because this has happened about five times in the past week alone. The assumption is that if I went into a STEM major (or two, in fact) is the self-satisfying notion that I must be bad at 'being creative' and I must be a robot who can''t hack together a decent English paper or something stupid like that. This seems to me like a 'feel better about myself' sort of idea; 'They're a math major and I'm a philosophy major. I can't tell an integer from my own butthole but at least they can't philosophize like I do!' Has anyone ever dealt with this before? Maybe it's because I'm in a college where the LibArts always feel like they get the short end of the stick but this makes me want to smack them. My entire first year of tuition was paid for by grants and scholarships- scholarships that I received from writing creative essays. I didn't go into a STEM major because it was what I was best at, it's because it was the thing that I was most interested in! Obviously, this isn't all LibArts majors or even most of them (who are a fun bunch by-and-large) but the very vocal and annoying part of them.