Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Robert Heinlein once wrote:

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, design a building, conn a ship, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve an equation, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

Me, I’m certain of nine of ’em, having done ’em to varying extents of success. Ten others maybe or maybe not, never been put in a position to try my hand at them, but I’d feel comfortable placing a wager on myself. Two I know I definitely can’t do.

How about you?

As for specialization … that’s the only way to make money in this society of ours, provided you’re lucky enough to choose the correct area to specialize in.

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