Arts & Humanities
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Arts and Humanities!!!
Humanity tagged itself along with the evolution of humans. A layperson can also define humanity because it is a feeling of affection and respect towards other humans or living beings. We feel sad when we see an old homeless man shivering out of the cold and we try to help him with what we can. This is called humanity.
Art is also an expression of feelings. Every human is considered to be different because of the difference in the way they feel and think. A person might no be able to express his/her feeling directly to other people or there might not be anyone to listen. In such a case, the person will seek a way to let the feelings out. And the only way is art.
However, the meaning and knowledge of arts and humanity have been changing with time. Their knowledge is vast and way past than just feelings. They are considered to be the oldest field of knowledge known to humans.
Both terms are different and still related to each other. Both translate the experiences of human beings until today in the form of words or non-verbal forms of expression. An anthropologist writes about his/her research on humanity and its history and is considered as a humanist. A person writes literature about humanity and s/he is considered as an artist. But as we look deep down, art history is the main source that provides knowledge and understanding to practice art. So a historian is also an artist while an artist brings a historian in his/her art.
John Sloan, an American painter said, ‘’ Though a living cannot be made at art, art makes life worth living.’’ This inspirational quote has inspired thousands of youths to study arts and humanities. But it doesn’t mean that anyone with blind faith could be inspired and will succeed. Arts and humanities require a lot of patience and passion. Rome is not built in one day; likewise, art may not be complete in one sitting. Although, it depends upon the complexity of the art.
Time has changed and people still think that careers in arts and humanities do not reward well. It is a wrong conception. Not everyone can be on top in every field but everyone can learn and take a step forward. A step forward is always a success.
Graduates of arts and humanities possess an adaptable set of skills that allows them to enter into an expanding range of occupations. The personality, interest, skills, knowledge gained, hobbies, and passion of an individual graduate determines the path of career s/he should follow. Artistic work should be fun instead of a burden.
There is no short-cut for success. It may take time to find the perfect job matching your personality and knowledge because it takes time to recognize aspects of the job description that matches you. Some examples of career paths are as follows:
- Public administration
- Legal Work
- Human Resources
- Creative Industries , And many more.
The list of available career paths goes on but we have to choose one that suits us and that makes us feel good.