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.
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.
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Join Dr. Angela Cotellessa, author of In Pursuit of Polymaths: Understanding Renaissance Persons of the 21st Century, as she interviews Responsible Solutions Ltd Managing Director and Polymath Chris Foltz.