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Polymaths, Specialists and Their Advantages

Let’s discuss polymaths: namely, the lifelong battle between Generalists and Specialists.

It’s kind of difficult to explain what a polymath is without seeing just how capable a polymath could be in the modern world. But, we’re going to try it anyway.

On one hand, a specialist is easier to determine: When in their element, specialists thrive on their deep understanding of a certain field. If you are in need of an expert, look no further than a specialist in that field.

In contrast, a polymath is known as an expert-generalist: A jack of all trades, a master of none. As one, I can dive into a field of my interest, read up about it, hold a proper justified opinion on said field, and create value from there.

Note that it becomes harder for me to create greater specific value than say, a specialist, aka. someone with decades of experience down the line.

But, having the tendencies of a polymath compared to others holds a few advantages that no other can provide.

For example:

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How Children Mentor Me: The 6 Ways

Lessons can be found within everyone.

Children are a double-edged sword.

On one hand, they can be demanding, annoying and downright loud. I speak this from having experience. I was a passenger on the same plane. We all know that feeling.

On the other, you can watch them grow. You can watch them learn the world, and make decisions on their own. It must be a satisfying feeling to see one of your own growing to become a full-fledged adult.

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