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View Poll Results: Who are happier ON AVERAGE?
Business Majors 19 40.43%
Liberal Arts Majors 28 59.57%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-09-2012, 01:33 PM
 
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Just would like to hear some opinions and why you think so.

Please no answers like "it depends on the person". I'm talking about IN GENERAL.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:37 PM
 
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Both are happy, if they are doing what they enjoy.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:44 PM
 
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This one's easy. Business majors will tend to measure themselves based more on monitary success, while LA majors will tend to focus more on self actualization, and personal growth.

LA majors will tend to be much more fulfilled.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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Business Majors who pursue liberal arts HOBBIES. They'll make more money to live comfortably, but still be able to enjoy their needs for personal fulfillment. I fit this to a tee my whole life. Started as a speech major with a talent in music. Switched majors after evaluating future employment in any aspect of speech to business management in an attempt to make a better living. I played in weekend bands all my young adult years making money at a paid hobby. In my actual career, I have been self employed for the last 30 years. THAT, in itself makes it worthwhile.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:18 PM
 
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I would study science and make arts etc. hobbies.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:07 PM
 
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Engineering majors.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:35 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I would study science and make arts etc. hobbies.
Biology, math, History and political science are all Liberal Arts. The question was about business vs liberal arts. Not Science vs, Art.

This is why I am so in favor of studying Liberal Arts. Great object lesson! Thanks! Oh and my vote goes to Liberal Arts majors. Most of them were not forced into it.

Fine art is not a hobby, B.T.W.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:44 PM
 
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Liberal Arts
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:58 PM
 
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Good question. Next time I'm at a restaurant all ask my waiter :P

All kidding aside my vote is neither as a undergrad.....get a science degree. For a grad you can get either. But my vote is for a science undergrad and a business grad. That's what I'm doing and I'm VERY happy.

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:01 PM
 
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Just would like to hear some opinions and why you think so.

Please no answers like "it depends on the person". I'm talking about IN GENERAL.
Too vague, too broad.

Who's happier, men or women?

Maybe break it down into who's happier? ... Top 20 MBA grads or those who have a pHd in Psych?
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