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On Being a Generalist (part 1)

“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 manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” -Robert A. Heinlein

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2 Responses to “On Being a Generalist (part 1)”

  1. Alison Lowndes Says:

    Greetings from rainy, cold UK.
    I’ve been trying to contact you for weeks re. worldBike but having no luck. Please contact me.
    Kindest regards
    Alison

  2. Alexis Ackel Says:

    I saw your video of the Anusara poster on Vimeo. It was just lovely. I was equally impressed by your photography. I am a yoga teacher in Fort Worth, Texas and would love to share a video like this with my students. However, they are all very driven, type “a” types prone to throwing themselves into pretzelian positions and subsequently crashing, limping, yelping…you get the picture. Anyway, do you think you might make another asana video? If so, could you maybe tape some of the more basic asanas–Tadasana, Trikonasana, Parsvakonasana, Janu Sirsasana, etc.? I think it would be equally beautiful if Mr. Rhodes performed these simpler asanas and then I could show it to my students without the fear that they would go home and give themselves a concussion or some other injury. Just an idea and thanks for the lovely quote. I believe I will use in one of my classes.

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