A not very timely note

This was a blog I once wrote during my high school and early college years. I keep it around for nostalgic purposes, but it is quite obviously no longer updated. I am looking to make a more professional blog presence in the future, but I still like to look at where I was mentally at certain points in time.

- G. Jan 2013

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Wild Card

I am a big believer in the jack of all trades. When two sides appear to be at a stalemate, it is usually the unforeseen variable that turns the tide in a direction that no one could anticipate. Every person of stature in history, every charismatic person that ruled a crowd with their microphone, and any person that goes above and beyond what is asked of them... they are never implanted firmly on the one side of anything. Their strengths provide ability, while their flaws provide understanding. One who knows a little of everything has a wider perceptive than a specialist who can see a single slice of the pie in greater detail.

Did the Renaissance men have it right? Would you rather have a little knowledge of everything, or an expert's critical eye on a few things? When two sides are in conflict, is it always a wild card that has to upset the balance?

Would love to hear your opinions on this. Until next time, don't let life have it's way with your brains; keep on truckin'.


nzibari said...

Wild cards are a given in these kinds of things. Renaissance men only come about once in a while, the rest of the time it has to be up to those kinds to get a stroke of brilliance in a particular field.

G. said...

It almost seems like humanity's progress is based on the roll of genetic dice; to once in awhile have a person with the drive and ability to carve out a slice of truth from the unknown. Too bad we don't use Synergy more often.

Thanks for commenting!

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