'Jack Of All Trades, Master of None'

Date Posted: Feb. 11, 2021

Aren't humans jack-of-all-trades?  Most are!

I have a vague feeling that those who say "jack of all trades, master of none" are themselves guilty of struggling with many other acquired skills.

Take a look around now. Humans are hardwired to learn more than one skill. Yes, skill. Talent is another. A person can have skills by simply having the burning desire to learn. When an Olympic champion sweeps gold, it is a by-product of a strong discipline and consistent action to become one.

Philippine national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, excelled in medicine, a phenomenal hero that moved a history.  He is also a poet, painter, sculptor... The list of his learning would amaze you!   

Another example is Steven Spielberg. He is a master in the eyes of the world -- a master director only (?) -- Nope. I read that he is a master of advertising, sales, communication skills... 

In history, Leonardo Da Vinci did not just excel in art but also in mathematics, sciences, anatomy...

Talent is just a catalyst, but skill can be harbored out of perseverance to learn!  The right term for excelling in more than one discipline is Multipotentiality.

Now it made me think about about the unlisted mothers who are master cooks and raised great children who became pillars of society, aren't they masters too?   

I'll debunk for now the idea that "jack of all trades are masters of none," because it is limiting!

We are ALL masters of some!


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