I still consider myself a proud generalist with an even wider range of interests. If I listened to those jackasses, I'd never be running an education company where I get to help design curriculum, print materials, a website, learning platform, and a service.
More importantly, I can incorporate other wild ideas from completely different interests, like education theory, music, economics, accounting, media criticism, etc. Give yourself over to your inputs and figure out weird ways to channel 'em. That's what being a generalist is.
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