On being a communication major

“Communication is the basis of the human race. From the drawings left by the cave men, to a twitter update, humans want to tell each other things. I’m not saying that the cavemen were telling everyone what Starbucks drink they got but you catch the drift. We spend time with friends sharing stories, laughing at jokes, and talking about what matters to us.”

I am forever grateful for my journalism degrees (yes, that’s usually in “comm”) and for the chance to teach it now. It is also clear every single day that the need for communication professionals and professors is plain.

“The storytellers are the ones who seek out the greatness in others and want to scream their information from the rooftops. They see something that is usually overlooked, or forgotten, or hated, and see the beauty. And if you don’t feel up to the challenge, then find a new major, because we’re going to be changing the world.”

From: Thought Catalog – though I must say, this essay starts off very poorly indeed.