Thursday, 12 October 2006

everything about nothing, nothing about everything

They say of people who specialise, especially academically, that they learn more and more about less and less until eventually they know everything about nothing. I can see the appeal of that - it's nice to have a sense of control over and understanding of even a tiny part of the wide world - but have always tended to the opposite, of being interested in too many things, so that I'm learning less and less about more and more. I am approaching the point at which I will know nothing about everything.

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