That's the quandary. When your primary interest isn't considered "practical", you have to choose whether you're more concerned with feeding yourself or your muse.
If I were a lot less pragmatic, I would have taken up any of the following majors in college: Literature, Philosophy, Social Science, Humanities. Of course, I ended up choosing Business Management and Economics, because I know that's where the money is. It turns out I'm pretty damn good at Economics, and eventually I liked it. Not the way I liked Lit or Philo, but I still liked it. I compromised by taking up a truckload of Philosophy subjects (enough for a minor), some social sciences/humanities, and writing as a hobby.
My parents never really had a say in my course. They wanted me to go into IT, but I'd rather have my body dragged over hot coals than be a programmer. They tried to argue it, but I'm quite stubborn. The important thing is that even though I still took up a practical course, it was my own choice and not theirs.
If it's any consolation, your course in college will not determine what you will do for the rest of your life. A few years from your graduation, you will find yourself doing something drastically different from your course. I've seen Political Science majors turn into programmers, Economics majors into interior designers, and yours truly will be accepting a job as a diplomat (no shit) by fall. My peers and I often laugh at how we made such a big deal out of choosing the perfect bachelor's degree, when in the end it turned out to be irrelevant anyway.
Your course will mean very little soon enough. It's just starting point. Don't give up just yet.
Not all those who wander are lost.
Last edited by Catharsis; 02-11-2009 at 10:57 AM.