Are polymaths born or made? There is certainly a level of genius that one needs to be born with to achieve the heights of the historically great polymaths, but other factors such as interpersonal environmental also play a role.
In the words of Peter Wang, “you are going to have to find your own way, you’re going to have to have a pioneer spirit even if you live in the middle of the most dense urban environment.”
One of the most valuable tools we have as humans is our capacity to be open-minded and consider new, potentially conflicting information.
"What we're doing is the right thing to do. Putting people above profit...That is a strategic win." - Jocko Wilink