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Are polymaths born or made?

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Are polymaths born or made?

( Photo credit from left to right: Pete Souza, gatesnotes.com, Wikipedia Commons) "Polymaths have existed forever β€” indeed they are often the ones who’ve advanced Western civilization more than any others β€”" says author, Michael Simmons, link below. (Not just Western but all world civilisations.) Β  Polymaths have often been used synonymously with "geniuses", sort of meaning that they're born, not made. Funny that, considering how almost every child I've ever met is a genius, a polymath; so unbelievably curious, so voracious for knowledge. (Parents, not so much.) Β  (I think, all geniuses are polymaths, and not all polymaths are...

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