Don’t choose to be one thing when you grow up


This TED talk resonated with me. Like Emilie, I like way too many things and have way too many interests to “follow my passion,” because I don’t just have *one* passion. To be honest, the cultural movement towards specialization is pretty antithesis to my philosophy of learning as much as you can and do as much as you can for yourself. A modern renaissance person, if you will.

“What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you’re not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you’re not alone. In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls “multipotentialites” — who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime. Are you one?”

Emilie Wapnick: Why some of us don’t have one true calling