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I’m a Polymath, So What?

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Polymath at work

People have always told and advised me about not doing so many things and concentrating on just one, the only question remains is ‘Why?’

Why shouldn’t I do so many things and be good at them?
Humans have always been Designed in the way that they can do many things at once; and 21st century, Age of Multi-tasking, we call it.

A Polymath is also called a ‘Renaissance Man‘.
Renaissance despite being the revival of Art in Italy in the 14th Century also means ‘a renewal of life or rebirth’
Clearly indicating that Polymathy is necessary for Humans to renew the talents they have. 🙂

Leonardo Da Vinci, one of the greatest man who ever lived WAS a Polymath.
Sir Isaac Newton, again a great man WAS a Polymath.
Osama Bin Laden however, WAS NOT a Polymath.

So here we are, Three examples clearly indicating the greatness being a Polymath can get you. ‘Boom Goes the Dragonfly!’ I just proved my point 😀

Boom Goes the Dragonfly? You’re wondering what does that mean, right?
Well, its a phrase I use when a situation like, ‘look who’s awesome’ or ‘I did it!’ arises.

So whats next? Just continue reading, as I post more about my Polymathic skills such as Photoshop and Graphics Designing, Writing, Poetry, Theories and Arguments, Gaming, Behavior and most importantly – Me! 🙂

Polymaths Rule! *Middle Finger*

* Image Courtesy – Google Images

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Deepansh Khurana

I write code by day and prose by night. I'd say I love coffee but don't we all? I find stories, people and experiences. I blog about them.

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    • ADHD is a different condition where you cannot concentrate on one thing for long, while ADHD is a medical condition; Polymathy is a choice, we can choose to be a Polymath but we cannot choose to have ADHD and believe me, till the previous year I believed that I had ADHD 😛 nd by the way, thank you for the comment 🙂

  • A polymath and a Renaissance man are not necessarily the same thing. Two terms have two separate meanings.

    A “‘polymath” is one whose knowledge spans a wide variety of subjects and usually possesses deep, not shallow knowledge on at least several of those subjects. But they are not necessarily skilled and advanced as a person.

    A “Renaissance man” is one whose abilities and maturity with areas of life are diverse and advanced. They might not know about as many subjects as the polymath, but they will be intellectual, strong, artistic, poetic, philosophical, culturally attuned, athletic, fashion-conscious, innovative, perhaps be skilled at building, composing, and/or inventing. They are more cultured and talented.

    Now sure, there is crossover implied. In order to be skilled at so many things, you are required some foundation of knowledge in all of those areas. Likewise, if you are highly knowledgeable in many subjects, you will likely have a more natural disposition to be talented in at least some of them. So polymath have an advantage in becoming Renaissance men and Renaissance men have a head start in becoming polymaths. But really the term polymath implies a diversity of advanced knowledge whereas Renaissance man implies enlightenment as to your potential as a human being and a development of yourself in numerous areas. It is an evolution of the mind and body together.

    For some of the works and activities of someone who is both a modern-day polymath and Renaissance man, Google Geddy Friedman. Thanks for the article, Deepansh. Peace.

    • Hi, Geddy. Thank you for taking the time to comment. In fact, I’ll be honest I’ve heard of you, and this comment also made my day for a moment. That said, this post was written back in 2011 when I had limited understanding of the concepts and the words. I have learned more as the years progressed. I like how you say that there is a crossover between being a Polymath and a Rennaisance man. In fact, that midpoint is what I am aiming for in the long-run. However, currently, I’m just focusing on learning, taking in and observing to advance myself as a person as you put it. I am doing whatever I can but where I end up is up to time and life. That’s what my current philosophy is at least; doing without thinking or planning. Again, thank you so much for taking the time to comment.

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