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What are you are interested in?

When they ask what I am interested in, I say, “Everything, but I will settle for just all past, present, and future human knowledge — have some you can share?”

I know of this group that understands that answer and is happy to share.

They call themselves Polymaths. But most people don’t know the term.

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Sometimes they call themselves generalists. But most people don’t properly value or respect generalists. Robert Heinlein would be disappointed in such people.

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyse a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

I call them renaissance men and women. I value them and what they can do. I even know where to find them.

A place you can join if you, yourself, are one of them. You can tell them,  “Russell sent you”

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Written by Russell Brand

Russell has started three successful companies, one of which helped agencies of the federal government become very early adopters of open source software, long before that term was coined. His first project saved The American taxpayer 250 million dollars. In his work within federal agency, he was often called, “the arbiter of truth,” facilitating historically hostile groups and factions to effectively work together towards common goals

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