Forty years ago, I began my full-scale academic studies: political science/international politics (plus some macroeconomics, classical history, and modern languages). I remember my first lecture: the history of political thought, chapter 1, Plato & Aristotle. Great lecturer, Dr Gunnar Falkemark, whose first sentences grabbed my full attention. He made me realize that I had found my proper academic track.
And that way, my life changed for the better. Three semesters of pol-sci turned out to be serendipitous when I, four years later, became a professional RPG designer. Thanks Dr Falkemark and my gaming buddy Pär-Adam Claus who suggested that I take a close look at political science: “That subject ought to suit you.”