Wednesday, August 1, 2007

On polymaths

The Dictionary states:

a person of great learning in several fields of study; polyhistor.
[Origin: 1615–25; is a polymath?

My take is that we are all born budding polymaths. Children learn every day, passionately, relentlessly, whatever comes their way. Then, the curve slows down... Yes, we still learn new stuff from time to time, but the candle flickers, till it dies.

But not for all: a few retain child's eyes, heart and mind all their life. They simply refuse to stop.
To them, the world is what it should always be: a vast, multifarious, undending feast of knowledge.

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