Heather Keith Freeman (jnanacandra) wrote,
Heather Keith Freeman

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Specialization is for insects

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch maure, program a computer, cook a tasty mel, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

-Robert A. Heinlein, Gnostic Saint (at least he should be)

I'm not doing too badly on that list. Anyone want to teach me how to butcher a hog?
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