Last post, I mentioned that I would like to pursue multitude of different things, as great men and women have done in history. The many in the past of whom achieved a breadth of knowledge and simultaneously managed to excel in multiple fields, the Renaissance men or polymaths. Is the reason why polymaths are so far and few because we are at an epoch where knowledge in even one field is so deep, that becoming an expert requires a whole lifetime to achieve? Or does polymaths only exist for those who are more affluent?
Food for thought.
The video I linked above by School of Life, a channel built up and narrated by Alain de Botton, discusses the approach opposite of my thoughts. Nevertheless, his smooth voice, great animation, and compelling narrative is perfect for comparing the topic from two distinct perspectives: a highly-educated, and experienced thinker and a mere design-post-graduate student with no background in anything other than design. As much as I hate to admit it, I'm nowhere near the clarity when it comes to linking thoughts. I practice casual thinking and random musings, so much of the concepts discussed from Foucault to Marx is a little too high-concept for me. This becomes more evident the longer I try to desperately chase the coattails of other professions.