Robert Frost speculated about the world ending in fire or in ice
. Which do you think is likely to end us all: meteorite, global warming, nuclear weapons, zombies, or the superflu?
A question, rather than coming before an explanation.
There is so much injustice in the world, how does anyone go about doing something about it?
I wouldn't have been able to be a doctor of medicine, even if I wasn't so damn squeamish (my chemistry grades would never have been good enough!)
So I guess the question I'm asking myself is what good can a young (ish), white female do once she's got her PhD in English lit... I don't speak any other languages for example... so not sure how I could help troubled areas with such qualifications.
I guess one way would be to do some serious research and get in touch with activists, see if anything I've got (including the desire to help) could be useful to anyone, anywhere.
Or, the other thing I could do, which may well be what I end up doing, is lecture. In English Lit, in England or similar, and try and save the world (as in, help save some kind of tiny corner niche market part) in some other way.
It seems to me, though, that whilst I've never had money and getting this far has been a struggle (i.e. the two somewhat, ahh, menial, to an extent, jobs I currently hold to support my education), surely I should use how far I've come, the knowledge I've gained (etc), to help others less fortunate (and I should probably read more Plato, I bet that would help with some of this soul-searching).
In some places, I suspect my ethnicity, my background, my gender, my probably lack of practical skills, would fairly prevent me from actively helping... so what to do?
And yes, I do just enjoy over-punctuating (I don't do it in academic work LOL. Neither would I use LOL. Or is that just blinking obvious... hrrrrm. Endless questions!)