Something I’ve been thinking out for a good while now but forgot to use this medium to essay is the weakness of asking, “What’s your major?”
I feel convicted that the overuse of this question weakens conversations across the university. We convince each other, by perpetuating its ubiquity, that somehow this question matters more than other questions.
Is it really?
And a follow up: If it isn’t, what questions ought we be asking instead?
What questions are available from the first introduction if I don’t want to know your major more than anything else about you?