Monday, November 14, 2005

Another dilettante posts again

A few years ago I read a book called something like "Play to your strengths". It had a line that stayed with me - "choose one of your strengths and master that: don't be a dilettante". My immediate reaction was that being a dilettante was my strength.

Of course, I could claim to be a Renaissance (Wo)man or a polymath - except I'm not either of those. The dictionary definition of a polymath includes "excelling" at multiple fields. A true Renaissance Man has a desire to truly master a subject, and I'm too much of a generalist to get that depth. Neither polymath or Renaissance Man describes me well.

So that leaves a dilettante, a dabbler, an amateur. That's me. I like to find out about lots of things, and have a range of skills, but there are too many things to learn about to spend too long on any one subject.

What does that mean for this blog?

It means I'm going to write on a variety of topics. To find out what they are, check back later.

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