Theresa O’Connor

Top 5 Reasons to Be a Jack of All Trades

  1. It’s more fun, in the most serious existential sense.
  2. Diversity of intellectual playgrounds breeds confidence instead of fear of the unknown.
  3. Boredom is failure.
  4. In a world of dogmatic specialists, it’s the generalist who ends up running the show.
  5. “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.