I am afraid of getting older… I am afraid of getting married. Spare me from cooking three meals a day—spare me from the relentless cage of routine and rote. I want to be free… I want, I want to think, to be omniscient… I think I would like to call myself ‘The girl who wanted to be God.’
I came so near to the border line of utter mental ruin that I could see over.
-Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Though not indicated by the OP, I think it is important to note this is why Gilman wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper.”
According to Forbes, the least valuable college majors include English, history, anthropology, humanities, philosophy, art, and music. It should be questioned whether a society that so undervalues these fields deserves to continue.