Why, Yes, I Do Happen to Have a Saw...

I like to learn about things. Sometimes I’ll be looking up some information on the Web, and the information leads me to something else, which leads me to something else, until I end up learning about Soviet ICBMs instead of the origin of the lute. I’m sure this is partly due to a lack of mental discipline, but to me the whole world is terribly fascinating.

Most people I know would probably agree that I know a little bit about a lot of things. On the other hand, my comprehension of a particular subject is often not terribly deep. The “jack-of-all-trades” concept has a negative connotation, but I think that’s unfair. I prefer to think of myself as a Swiss army knife of a person, ready with a spork or a fish scaler. It may not be an ideal knife for peeling vegetables or committing armed robbery, but when you need an all-purpose tool, it’s not a bad thing to have around.

Not that I’m trying to get invited to more parties or anything.

3 comments:

Jen said...

one word, joel: jeopardy

Jar said...

I'm the same way. And I proudly wear the "Jack-of-all-trades" label. I don't see it as negative, I see it as being well-rounded and diverse.

Brooke said...

If only I'd known you were trolling for party invites...I threw 3 parties this weekend alone.

Okay, no, I didn't. But I did go to one...

Anyway, it's good to be a Swiss Army knife. I use mine all the time.