What should I expect if i pursued a Philosophy major?

Originally and technically still pursuing a career in cognitive science/psychology research however i am starting to question if that is what i want to do. i have strong interests in sustainable agriculture and living with autonomy but there are less pre-established careers there.

To reflect more personally: i found my philosophy training invaluable in my ability to conceptually think about dynamical systems. Even if i do not end up doing research that ability is invaluable in many other facets of life.

i would emphasize the double major aspect because much of the ability to derive deep enjoyment and use from philosophical training was the fact that it was constantly being applied to another subject matter (ie was attempting not to be what some might term navel gazing). i will also say that personally knowing people who run scientific labs the proffs there admit their best students tend to almost always have philosophical training of some degree (often a minor/double major)

To ramble on as well: The area of philosophy one pursues can have huge bearings on certain fields. My own interest in cognitive science and psychology meant phenomenology and philosophy of mind were hugely relevant even to the level of experimental design. There are many areas of philosophy with wide ranging imports on areas of study and life so part of the trick is setting up your pursuits to be mutually supportive.

Also finally remember: Much of this discussion is actually on a larger scope. How careers and education and self fufillment as well as navigating a capitalist economy all come together is far more complex then any Reddit comment can approach. For that reason i really really really discourage taking too seriously the two sentence summaries some people put out here. They will be assuming your view of career and personal success is often close to their own.

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