Dating a renaissance man
He struggles to answer the question “so, what do you do?
” and is worried that the honest answer is probably “procrastinate.” He would like it if you found him at and on Twitter as @enhughesiasm.
Sometimes multipotentialites refer to themselves by other names: scanners, hummingbirds, generalists and even sometimes a “renaissance person.” I like some of these names more than others.
Which I use depends on who I’m talking to and how much effort I’m willing to put in explaining myself.
But if he were born today could he have impacted the world at the same scale?
Today he’d be competing against seven people, not the few hundred million that were around during the Renaissance…
This excellent article by Edward Carr explains how the frontier of knowledge has expanded so much that even specializing in one very specific area is now the work of a lifetime.
This makes it harder for a generalist to contribute at the leading edge of even one field, let alone many fields.
Along with writing more books, he puts his time into standup comedy, computer programming, public speaking and other things from music to video games to languages.” Names such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, William Shakespeare, Dante Alighieri, and Juan de Anchieta all stem from a long line of artists, writers, and composers. The truth is, we need to bring this back into our lives. Being a renaissance man causes you to go beyond the basic knowledge and understanding of general music.I have to admit that there was something about these men that set them apart from all the other guys. It wasn’t just by association of the era that they lived in. It is an opportunity for men to lead the way and separate ourselves from the boys. Anyone can quote lyrics and drop band names, but a real gentleman goes above and beyond the basics.I encourage you to take the next month and study a country such as Japan, France, or Norway to name a few.Educate yourself in regards to everything about it.