Do you feel restricted by your career, by your workplace identity?
Do you feel you are not doing what you would really like to do?
Are you good at many things, but feel you cannot do them for fear of appearing odd or going against the grain?
You may just be a polymath and that is a major gift!
Every human is born with multifarious potential.
Why, then, do parents, schools and employers insist that we restrict our many talents and interests; that we ‘specialise’ in just one?
We’ve been sold a myth, that to ‘specialise’ is the only way to pursue truth, identity, or even a livelihood. Yet specialisation is nothing but an outdated system that fosters ignorance, exploitation and disillusionment and thwarts creativity, opportunity and progress.
Following a series of exchanges with the world’s greatest historians, futurists, philosophers and scientists, Waqas Ahmed has weaved together a narrative of history and a vision for the future that seeks to disrupt this prevailing system of unwarranted ‘hyper-specialisation.’
In The Polymath, Waqas shows us that there is another way of thinking and being. Through an approach that is both philosophical and practical, he sets out a cognitive journey towards reclaiming your innate polymathic state. Going further, he proposes nothing less than a cultural revolution in our education and professional structures, whereby everyone is encouraged to express themselves in multiple ways and fulfil their many-sided potential. Not only does this enhance individual fulfilment, but in doing so, facilitates a conscious and creative society that is both highly motivated and well equipped to address the complexity of 21st-century challenges
- What is a Polymath?
- How did we get to this age of specialisation?
- Polymaths through time
- Polymathy as a gift
- Polymaths in an age of Artificial Intelligence
- Educational Reform
- Workplace Reform
- Social Reform
- A cognitive Revolution?
More about Waqās here: https://www.the-polymath.com/author/