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Super Specialization in a single field of study VS Shallow Knowledge/Understanding of many fields of study

Where are we supposed to be on this polar spectrum or is one of these poles a good way to live life?

Update: Is this spectrum quantifiable? Can you provide a tangible number of fields of study or is only one specialization a probable number?

I want to clarify the topic to be the knowledge of a certain field, in stead of a pure notion of a pursuit of profession(s).

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  • Apr 25 2012: There is nothing wrong with specializing as long as a person understands when they are no longer special. People get burnt out and actually dislike like their job. Their job becomes just a job and they are no longer advancing their station in life; they then become a burden to their peers.

    Be good at what you do, but always have a plan B.

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