Top 5 Reasons to Be a Jack of All Trades
- It’s more fun, in the most serious existential sense.
- Diversity of intellectual playgrounds breeds confidence instead of fear of the unknown.
- Boredom is failure.
- In a world of dogmatic specialists, it’s the generalist who ends up running the show.
- “Jack of all trades, master of none” is an artificial pairing.
Sounds good to me. Somewhat related reading: Will on what philosophers are good for, and Stephen Stich on where philosophy and science meet. ¶