Very point of view
  Don’t look at "Report to Peking University Archaeology Major" in a secular perspective

  Luo Zhihua

  Recently, Zhong Fangrong, a left-behind girl from Hunan, applied for the archaeology major of Peking University with an excellent score of 676 points in liberal arts. According to the "Chengdu Business Daily" report, on July 30, Zhong Fangrong stated in an interview that under the influence of Mr. Fan Jinshi, Honorary Dean of Dunhuang Research Institute, and considering future planning, she finally chose Peking University as a major in archaeology. Will go to graduate school and do archaeological research. For a time, netizens were puzzled about Zhong Fangrong's choice of "applying for the major of archaeology": Why not study a better job and more profitable major? In response, Zhong Fangrong's father said that his daughter took money seriously and had always been assertive.

  Netizens feel sorry for Zhong Fangrong. It may not be hypocrisy and no bad intentions, but out of their own real perceptions of life. They think that Zhong Fangrong has stayed behind for many years, and his parents have long lived outside to work, and the family has a very difficult life. Since the college entrance examination scores are so good, improving the family's economic conditions should be the primary purpose of choosing a major. Compared with other popular majors, the major of archaeology not only has to sit on the bench, but also has no "money" path, so she feels sorry for her.

  The fact that so many netizens are "really good for her" shows that this view is more common in society. High school students who prefer liberal arts to science, and popular majors after the college entrance examination are widely sought after are all concrete manifestations of this view. In fact, in recent years, it is a common phenomenon for some majors to quickly turn from hot to cold. Because of this, you cannot blindly follow the trend when applying for majors. This has almost become a word that experts remind every year. Even from a secular point of view, pursuing popular majors and looking down on unpopular majors such as archaeology is a short-sighted move. Because the choice now may involve the future direction of life and career path, so we need to be more cautious, calm, and from the heart. The reason is simple. Only in the professional field that you are interested in and hobbies can you be better invested and give better.

  Interest is the driving force for learning a good profession. Working in a job you like can give you a great sense of accomplishment and improve your personal happiness index. Many people spend their entire lives in work that they don't like. Although they can make more money, they are not very happy, and they often express a little regret. In contrast, if personal hobbies can be closely integrated with work, then happiness will be greatly improved. What's more, less intense professional competition, coupled with strong personal interest and willingness to be aggressive, makes it easier to succeed in this job.

  Thousands of scientific researchers in our country are sitting on the bench and doing "dumb work", and many people have made brilliant achievements, such as the heroes of the "two bombs and one star", the current large aircraft, aircraft carriers, and deep-sea probes. Scientists such as the designers of, Tianyan and Beidou system, as well as Nobel Prize winner Tu Youyou, the father of hybrid rice Yuan Longping, and Chinese strategic scientist Huang Danian are all like this. If they had chosen their majors with secular concepts, they believed that they would engage in Chinese medicine, agriculture, Geology and other majors, or sitting in the office all day drawing drawings, it is difficult to be famous and there is no "money" way to achieve the current great achievements.

  Zhong Fangrong was influenced by Fan Jinshi, the Honorary Dean of the Dunhuang Academy, and chose to major in archaeology. Such lofty ambitions should not only not arouse regrets, but should also be highly praised. Compared with young people who aspire to grow up to be an anchor and a "net celebrity", Zhong Fangrong is like a clear stream. To chase stars, you must chase scientific and cultural celebrities. When choosing a major, you should give priority to your interests. You can't be led by the world. Instead, you have to walk your own way bravely and firmly like Zhong Fangrong.