So, why is there so much focus of learning and studying humanities within education? Because, whether people realize it or not, humanities affect everyone in their daily lives. The study of humanities is essential nowadays in order to both survive and succeed in today’s society. Especially with this nation’s current economic situation. For people that are dealing with poverty now, it is urgent for them to gain knowledge of these resources. In Earl Shorris’ essay, he speaks to a female prisoner named Viniece Walker about the necessity of learning humanities. Walker says that children should learn about “…the moral life of downtown…” and be taken “…to plays, museums, concerts, [and] lectures…”.Still, Shorris asks an important question, which is “how could a museum push poverty away.” Studying humanities may help make a person rich, but “…in terms of life” (Shorris 232 & 235).
Some of the greatest benefits that come from studying humanities are that people learn how to become more marketable and cross-cultural. In order to become a part of a certain world or culture, it is necessary to reflect on the background of that life. A person has to “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes”... [continues]
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