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Satish Kumar Tiwari

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Is it better to be a master at just one thing than being good at several things?

I am at a point in my life where I see many of my childhood friends who used to be just good at sports or studying or in any art and I used to be, infact still am good at sports and studies. But after so many years of doing the same one thing that they were good at, they have mastered that one thing so well that they have made a very nice career out of it and are infact happy. Observing all this I now feel is it better to be good or above average at doing several things(so called an allrounder) than being a master of a single art?

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  • Dec 18 2013: Thanks for your comment Fritzie. Loved your last line about being a life long learner, so true!

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