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Humanities as a Means to Learn How to Live in the World

Gene Kim (C’23)

Gene is majoring in Theology (with a concentration in Ethics) and minoring in Korean.

Gene Kim (C’23)

As a Theology major, I have a particular interest in life and death which, though being natural processes, are impossible to understand simply biologically. Through art and ritual, people attempt to reconcile human finiteness with time transcending beliefs and practices. Through my time at Georgetown, I’ve had the opportunity to learn about many different perspectives and methods in conceptualizing this human experience. Though we are all human, different cultures exhibit their humanity differently, providing a diverse array of answers to unanswerable questions. For me, the humanities are the way through which I not only see the world but learn how to live in it.

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