All-rounders are the people who are immensely popular in school and college life. I, having experienced the recognition in school for doing curricular and co-curricular activities all at once and doing just considerably good in all that I did.
But I soon realized the fact that, you can’t be doing everything, pleasing everyone around you and simultaneously ‘excelling’ at all of it!
Multi-tasking also has its own pitfalls.
If you watch closely, people who have achieved exceptional feats have never been all-rounders (Except Leonardo da Vinci, from all that I’ve read till now)
And I remember getting involved in countless arguments with people about this issue.They say, one cannot survive if one doesn’t keep a multi-faceted personality. One has to prove time and again that he/she is good at 15 different things.
I say, true.
But, the things have to be related in some way! You can’t sing like a legend, be world class in carpentry, dance like the jabbawockeez while cooking the best food, getting top grades in mathematics & geography and be the captain of the national hockey team while dreaming of building bridges.
We are not super-human!
I think doing what I know best and trying to outshine in what I like most is what makes me happy.
It’s time people stop over-estimating the whole all-rounder thing! It annoys me.