'jack of all trades n master of none' is it apt in modern times

India
November 12, 2006 8:57am CST
i dont feel that this sayin correct in today's world where there is cut-throat competition.only bein perfect in a specific field may bring u success.but havin multiplte skills n quality always add n complement ur mastery in a specific field.thats what i feel.
2 responses
@Aeval39 (774)
• United States
12 Nov 06
I think it's important to be able to do more than one thing. That way you always have something to fall back on. Even in teaching, I've found examples. My music teacher was a speech teacher first, then my school was like "Hey, we need a music teacher, why don't YOU do it? :D" So although it's good to have one thing you're really good at, it's really good to have lots of things you can do too. I know I don't have one specific thing that I'm great at, but I'm interested in a lot of things. Also, if you concentrate all your energy on one thing, it stops being enjoyable..
@cikedo (3487)
• United States
12 Nov 06
The saying is appropriate in todays society. For a job you need to know how to do many tasks. If you only know how to do one of the tasks then your not all that great for your company.