A reason for going to philosophy graduate school

I used the example of baking a cake in an discussion recently. Later that day I remembered the following vignette:

I, around the age of 15, was absent mindedly putting together things supposedly from a cake mix recipe. At a stage where it became clear that I had been very foregetful and it was doubtful that what I had was cake batter, my father appeared. Having been told what I had been aiming at, he said, “no man is going to want to marry you if you can’t make a cake.”

He was not joking.

2 thoughts on “A reason for going to philosophy graduate school

  1. I was hoping for the punchline where your father said that you should become a philosopher, which is what mine would have said.

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