Intentional Discovery

This chapter is all about exactly what might be worth your time to learn and become polymathic in.

Yes, it’s true that our polymath role models all seemed to possess talents in both arts and sciences.

That is to say that there was usually a mixture of soft and hard skills.

Albert Einstein himself was a large proponent of what he called combinatory play, in which he would indulge in playing the violin when stuck on a particularly vexing problem to clear his mind and find different perspectives.

Indeed, this tactic is something we can also channel when we think about what to spend our time on.

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