>>515569 The body of knowledge produced by the global ivory towers is so fucking massive, you can't know it all. However, the ivory tower does have its moments when it swings toward different academic/theoretical flavors to engage in... then when they get board of that, the move onto something new, or resurrect something old which a new scholar is putting a new spin on. Anyone, like myself, who has written and published academic articles understands what I'm talking about.
I think so. Where I live every family seems to have its one man, often a cuck type who sacrifices himself for the good of his family, who is good with tools, especially a hammer, and does a lot of stuff for the extended family like house repairs and other renovations and additions. Often has a surprising amount of knowledge on several of the fields, and it's not just limited to "construction". But the man may also be very mediocre in health, mentally and physically. If such a cuck were to focus intensely on being in prime health and had decent genetics to go with it, I think he could fit the renaissance man type.
>>515569 >Is it still possible in today's world to become a full fledged polymath or master of all trades Lol no.
>such as the "Renaissance Man" ideal? You'll have to trim back those ambitions a bit, but maybe.
Look, there's basically just more stuff out there to know and understand than you could cram into your head within multiple lifetimes. That's it. And this isn't new, even centuries ago any given topic could have more than you may study in a lifetime.
At best one can be a dilettante, you'll never be able to match the knowledge and understanding of a specialist.
>>515569 >get marketable degree >??? >Profit >Back to school >Rinse and repeat, reading nonfiction in any free time you miraculously have >Polymath by 40s I like only care about a few humanities, so I'm going Abe Lincoln + University
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