Becoming a Generalist
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Though generalism is sometimes derided as being the pursuit of broad, superficial knowledge, it's often a means of cultivating multiple passions, building flexible competencies, and exposing oneself to endless realms of inquiry rather than relegating oneself to a single path. Generalism—as an approach to learning and to life—can help us think more malleably, imagine more bravely, and construct a more expansive and adaptable sense of ourselves, the world, and reality.
Colin Wright has published a few dozen books, regularly speaks to crowds of fifteen and communities of five-thousand on a variety of topics, hosts the Let's Know Things and Brain Lenses podcasts, and writes the One Sentence News and Aspiring Generalist newsletters.
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- Topics covered: psychology, business, design, leadership, productivity
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I've always respected older folks who've managed to maintain their curiosity and interest and excitement and awe even late into life; recalibrating our expectations might play a role in such longevity.