I can hear you now: “Huh?”
A polymath is simply a person who has “learned much.” Strictly speaking, a polymath is someone who is an expert in many areas. I am most certainly NOT that– hence, the “would-be”. Leonardo was a polymath; I am not a Leonardo. I am more of a generalist, a person who strives to learn a little bit about a lot of things. I have an inquisitive mind that is attracted to the marvelous complexity and variety of the world around me. I used to hate it in school when the vocational counselors would ask me what I wanted to study in college or what career I wanted. I would look at them with incredulity and think “Are you kidding me? I can’t decide that now, if ever. I don’t want to be stuck in a box!”
So my daily posts for the A to Z blogging challenge will be devoted to an exploration of those disparate issues, ideas, topics and disciplines that attract my attention on a daily basis — sort of like how ravens are attracted to shiny objects.
WordPress Daily Post Prompt: I’ve labeled myself a wannabe polymath.