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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 — indeed they are often the ones who’ve advanced Western civilization more than any others —" says author, Michael Simmons, link below. (Not just Western but all world civilisations.)   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.)   (I think, all geniuses are polymaths, and not all polymaths are...

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