"Follow your passion! Major in whatever you want - just get a degree."
My seventh grade teacher told me this.
In high school, my teachers said similar things, but more frequently. As an undergraduate student, professors, classmates, and family repeated this line of thinking incessantly. Why do people say this?
Teachers (and many others) repeat this line of thinking to people every day. They've done so for the past few decades all across America and we now see the results of this indoctrination – millions of students have a degree related to their "passion" and now they're living the dream. These graduates all obtained amazing and rewarding jobs, and they now earn tons of money.The only problem is… it’s not true.