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Why some of us don't have one true calling

Not related, just lovely

I was only writing about this topic last week when I was wondering what to do with the site, and getting a bit bored by having to focus on one or two things.

For a long time I thought I was indecisive because I didn't want to pursue just one career path. I quietly envied those people who had found their 'calling' and single-mindedly gone for it, and wondered why I couldn't choose between a few things I was equally passionate about.

Turns out I shouldn't have worried.

It's perfectly natural to be passionate about a few things and in fact, in the not too distant past, it was considered a positive thing. So balls to someone dismissing it as being a Jack of all trades, and cheers to being what Emilie Wapnick calls a multipotentialite. Being a tad old-fashioned, I rather like the term Renaissance gentleman/lady.

Anyway, since I've decided to embrace my nature, I've been thinking of tons of things I want to write about and pursue, whether they're related or not. And then I found this TED talk.


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?


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