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To divorce skills science and engineering from the human and social aspect of life is a terrible fallacy that denies the beauty and creativity of what we do. Yet that is what MIT does with its HASS requirement. I always felt my 8 HASS classes lacked rigor, were boring, and a waste of time because they were the same courses I would get at a community college. History classes should be offered that teach the history of our profession and how developments were constrained by their times. Writing classes should teach how to write a business proposal. Government classes should teach how to navigate the bureaucracy. Arts should teach us how to present our work in speech and in visual works. My two greatest deficiencies at graduation, though I did not know it at the time, were a lack of knowledge of the history of my field and how to obtain funding through private and government organizations. Finding inspiration in art and history has been a constant battle. MIT can not throw away 1/4 of the undergraduate education if it intends to remain the most envied university in the world, rather it must weave these human aspects of what we do back into our education to create scientist and engineers able to use all aspects of their talents to impact the world.