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Hi Ray - yes, many people think/live this way intuitively but are often marginalised by a merciless education and employment system which is designed to place people in boxes for as long as possible.

I'm glad you have found a learning environment and social circle that fosters multidisciplinary thinking.

I'm not fond of the term 'renaissance man' because firstly it assumes that polymaths are or ought to be exclusively men. This couldn't be further from the truth. Moreover, it assumes that such polymaths were exemplified during the European Renaissance, which is also inaccurate. Whilst that time and place did produce many impressive polymaths, there have been many other eras, civilisations and cultures which produced equally, if not more, impressive polymaths. In Europe we are taught about Leonardo, Raleigh, Leibniz and others; but what of the likes of Nezahualcoyotl, Shen Kuo, Ibn Khaldun and Maya Angelou? Polymaths are a timeless people.

I wish you continued success on your own polymathic journey!

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Questions for November AoM 1393 Susan Doris 06-Nov-19 12:08
Re: Questions for November AoM 210 Waqas 06-Nov-19 22:45
Re: Questions for November AoM 189 Susan Doris 07-Nov-19 08:28
Just got your book on my kindle 182 greengirl5 07-Nov-19 11:17
Re: Just got your book on my kindle 191 Waqas 07-Nov-19 12:11
Polymath 192 drrayeye 07-Nov-19 18:27
Re: Polymath 188 Waqas 08-Nov-19 00:22
Re: Polymath 168 drrayeye 11-Nov-19 20:33
Re: Polymath 159 Susan Doris 12-Nov-19 06:00
Shakespeare 187 seanoffshotgun 08-Nov-19 00:56
We are seriously dumbed-down in general 230 PB Bytes 08-Nov-19 02:35
Re: We are seriously dumbed-down in general 179 Waqas 11-Nov-19 10:05
Re: We are seriously dumbed-down in general 174 Susan Doris 12-Nov-19 06:06
The dumbing down is here now, at least in Australia. Read the ABC NEWS. 191 greengirl5 12-Nov-19 21:58
Re: We are seriously dumbed-down in general 155 Waqas 16-Nov-19 02:26
Here in the USA--not so much 159 drrayeye 16-Nov-19 03:55
Re: Here in the USA--not so much 292 Waqas 16-Nov-19 18:06
Re: Questions for November AoM 183 drew 12-Nov-19 20:29


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