Three Cornell professors, each with a B.A. in English, encouraged students at a panel discussion Wednesday to pursue their passion for studying English, even if the field’s career prospects are not necessarily lucrative.In other words, yes, you are going to live in the garage*. You are not going to find a job as an English major that will pay the costs of your English major, especially one from Cornell**. Your parents know you're going to live in the garage. Your professors will tell you that you're going to live in the garage even while they tell you what a great person you are for doing it.
...“I am going to touch on what to tell your parents when they say, ‘What are you doing? Are you going to live in a garage?’” Schwarz said.
Adopting a more somber tone, Schwarz told the audience — primarily filled with English majors seeking career advice — that they are studying English for the sake of intellectual, as opposed to monetary, gain.
You should know perfectly well that when you study anything "as opposed to monetary gain," you're not bloody likely to get any monetary gain from it.
But never let that stop you from blaming someone else.
* Unless you're Bethany, then you're going to live on base.
** At more than $40k/year before room and board.