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If you haven't found one true calling, maybe you're a multipotentialite

Our society loves a prodigy story.

We celebrate children who show a musical talent about the time they learn to read then dedicate themselves to developing that natural aptitude. 684 more words


Polymath? Dabbing in many field of studies and discipline? And the advantages are...?

How To Be a Polymath

by Steven Mazie

Thinking back on the college recommendations I’ve written over the past few weeks, a pattern leaps up: the most successful students, the ones who are the most lively and engaged in class, the most interesting and most dedicated, are never merely great students. 1,005 more words


Learn ‘How to Play Guitar’ at 337 Project Space

By Steve Davison

“How to Play Guitar”  Opening Reception Friday, February 5th. at 337 Project Space, 337 Division Avenue, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

In this group exhibition, curator… 766 more words


The Utter Insignificance of a "One True Calling"

(Ha. Just went John Green on that title.)

As kids, the first thing that we are asked during that nerve-wracking first day in kindergarten (besides our name, age, and bank account number) is… 563 more words

Random Rants

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

I’ve never had a good, solid answer to the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” The question was apt to irk me, rather than inspire. 593 more words


Frankl's union-closed conjecture -- a possible Polymath project?

Although it was from only a couple of people, I had an enthusiastic response to a very tentative suggestion that it might be rewarding to see whether a polymath project could say anything useful about Frankl’s union-closed conjecture. 3,205 more words


Emilie Wapnick: Why some of us don't have one true calling

“A multipotentialite is someone with many interests and creative pursuits

I worried that there was something wrong with this, and something wrong with me for being unable to stick with anything.  616 more words