The managerial aristocracy and you
This is why virology is full of logical fallacies... Specialization requires following what others have "proven". I heard Stephanie Senff on the highwire this week and got so tired of the jibber jabber about prions ("misfolded proteins") somehow damaging brain cells after the jabs. Mind you, she was repeating that it was a theory, yet acting like this is indeed what causes brain damage.
(In truth, the damaged/toxified brain cells give off damaged proteins, which somehow these brain trusts think is the cause of the damage, just like virology)
Ummm, had she not been so obsessed about this specialty, perhaps she would know the simple fking truth:
The toxic crap in the vaccines cause cell damage, leading to many conditions.
I also find the same brain trust idiocy in economics and physics. It's a result of being forced to cram for tests and papers for years, with little to no real world application until years later.
That's why science is dead
Liam scheff on some issues with modern "science" and "sci-copaths"
Humans in their undomesticated state are about as generalist as can be. Even in more complex societies of the past, a blacksmith still had to be able to repair his house, grow a portion of his food, defend his family, make and care for his tools and do a bit of hunting on the side. The default setting was Jack of all trades master of one (not none) which is not what we are led to believe in the modern world.
What interests me is what do those who resist the system have in common? What traits allow us to say no?
Pretty boring to be a one trick pony even if it’s the best trick in the world. It’s like watching burlesque shows filled with these beautiful sexy women being really good at looking beautiful and sexy but after the third act, you’re like, can someone juggle some pins? Tell a joke? Spin some plates or something? Yawn.
People can’t fathom how easily we can get rid of the education system. But with it, down goes the rest of it. It’s an integral part of the whole charade. If anyone who can, starts keeping their kids at home, then a.) the education system will have to be reformed and b.) all those kids can probably learn some real skills from adults who love them. Win-win.
Love this! A great case study for generalization is Dick Proenneke. A film was made about him entitled "Alone in the Wilderness." I think you'd enjoy it.
"Too many men work on parts of things. Doing a job to completion, satisfies me." — Richard Proenneke
Good writing! Thanks very much for that.
David Epstein's book "Range," released in mid-2019, is one of the more recent attempts to point out the risks of over-emphasis on specialization. I can recommend it (a real human who read it). The following link is to the pr material - not to any specific bookseller.
"Well, there is a caveat. This assumes that he or she is relatively unencumbered by the trained incompetence and cognitive subjugation that hyper-specialization and the schooling of industrial society inculcates."
Without getting into covert involvement directly with schools or text book rackets.. it's easy to show the parallels between intelligence community practices of "compartmentalized information" as an institutional norm to avoid a full picture available to any of the component pieces. It's as old and fundamental as the blind men describing the elephant.
"Again, specialization is as old as grain farming, but I think there’s an argument that what we’re seeing today ought rather be considered hyper-specialization, even in the intellectual classes. It’s not only that these people can’t unclog their own toilets or change their tires, it’s that the general and broad intellectual competence, the cultured mature mind which once was a norm for the academic elite and an apirational ideal for the rest, has all but vanished."
As a culture we are so steeped in Hollywood versions of reality there's always some significant doubt in my mind how normal assumed norms actually are in our populations. Since lots of my focus is following the money the transformation of academia into DJIA field teams has been growing for decades and critics forced to the edges on every front. Fitts is a favorite for the early blueprints but as tragic as this all is there have never been more informed, engaged and critical thinking people building networks riddling better answers. Lucky us! :~)
oops forgot the link https://dillonreadandco.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/AustinFitts_DillonRead.pdf
Rather amazed to read you talking about specialization (among other things) in this context. More and more, I read about things I've been thinking for a while and it gives me hope.
Plus, the realization maybe I'm not going crazy afterall.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, they've been good reads so far.
Way to many stupid peole on LinkedIN so you need to specifically say what you offer, like I was a tire or something.
I have multiple talents and I will do whatever I want to.