Thursday, October 22, 2009

A rare bit of common sense

I have a problem with specialists. Not because they've ever done me any wrong, and heaven knows you need them sometimes, but because we live in a world of specialists. You know that old gem about Jack-of-all-trades being a master of none? I am a Jack alright, and I think there are way too few of us left.

I don't remember when it actually occured to me that common sense is actually quite rare, but more and more in my journey through life I am discovering that those who can apply a little knowledge of a lot of things are far more capable than those who know everything about just one or two things.