The more you read, the less you know

If I knew what anthropology is, I would start it earlier and skipped all the years of (re)orientation. Now I finally arrived in a field i am comfortable with. But the more I learn about it, the more it becomes obscure.

Anthropology, probably as any other scientific discipline, is good in asking questions. Every answer given is only preliminary, leading to even more questions. There is a good thing about it: A student of anthropology will probably never feel like there is nothing left to explore. The statement “born too late to explore the world and born too early to explore the cosmos” does not apply to anthropologists. The world is changing and the cosmos of human life is opening up more and more.
Every theory and every work done is not meant for eternity. The field is constantly changing, so are the researchers.

The anthropologist is on a constant quest for new questions. Never resting and being contented with a simple answer. The journey is the destination.

Stefan Barjaktarevic

Researcher and blogger on anthropology and archaeology, focusing mainly on the study of religion, mythology and folklore.

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