Stuart Sim, professor at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK in interview with Mehr News Agency said "Humanities stresses an understanding of the current era. In fact, the humanities are the generators of values. It fights consumerism and the worship of wealth.”
"It is a pity that in the West, political parties propagate consumerism. Political parties also maintain that accumulating wealth is man’s highest goal,” he said.
Sim added "What humanities offer is that there are higher goals to life than these. Man is a creature that can improve its abilities regarding human relationships.”
He further stated "Life without art, for example, will be of much lower quality. The study of humanities is not just about fun, it rather makes us think about what is happening in the world.”