A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
Robert A. Heinlein
In my 11 years in Canada I’ve noticed that specialization is rewarded much more than multiple skills. Professionally speaking, you have to pick one and stick with it.
Doesn’t mean you can’t do the other stuff, just don’t advertise it 🙂
Self-sufficiency is important. Even if you’re a nuclear physicist working in a lab, you should have a basic set of survival skills. Just in case.
This is pretty incoherent but I don’t care. Goodnight.