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user-inactivated  ·  3877 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Anyone can learn to be a polymath

You're right. My father talks about this sometimes. He says he wasted his childhood and college years, learned nothing that wasn't relevant to his field, and now whenever I see him he's listening to audiobooks on history and philosophical thought. He has both time and money; I have neither. I hope I still have the wherewithal to learn assiduously whenever I get to a point in life when I really can.