Would you rather be better at everything than 90% of people, or better at one thing than 99.9999% of people?
If everyone was really pod at one thing we could all teach each other so so mich
I'd want to be the best baseball player ever. Not average at all of them. That didn't get Bo Jackson anywhere.
Would you rather be the guy in the neighborhood that is good at ALL sports, or the Pro basketball player?
I'm guessing if I were best at one thing it would be something stupid and useless. BTW I am awesome at Dance Dance Revolution.
I just noticed it say 'writing specialist' after RH's name!
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. - RobertHeinlein, writing specialist
I'd say everything. You could be much better than everybody at one thang. Not really specific. You could be better at telling what time it is based off sun position... Who would care about that talent..
Specialization is the name of the game.
Being great at one thing makes you stand out amongst the crowd. It also shows how everybody is unique in their own way.
99.99999% better than people at winning the lottery.
No one remembers second
could u pick that one thing? but still i said everything because i like variety
I'll take better at everything. I love doing a variety of things and it's fun to do things well. Only being good (even great) at one think would bore me.
90% because it could be a useless skill or thing if it's just one, like chewing gum.
1 thing. Then maybe a job wont be so hard to find!
Diversity is good. What if you hate doing the one thing you are good at.
I want my brain surgeon to be better than the 99%...
I would prefer be the best at one thing and I would make a career of that because people will always pay more for the best.
I already am better than most.
I'm not even better at 1 thing than 90% of people though!
Unless your Michael Jordan...
No matter how much you try, there will always be someone else that is better than you. But hey at least your trying aye?
This question took me 5 minutes to understand and think about. But I chose everything. :)
What if that 1 thing was something like "fastest toilet paper roller" or something pointless like that lol
LOL @ y'all.
Everything, Topgun? How's your Chinese?
But if you were better at one thing, there would still be 7,000 people in that 0.0001%
If you were better than 90% of the world at everything, there would still be around 7,000,000 people along with you in that 10%
Depends on the one thing
I already am better at everything than 90% of people so I would choose one thing, but 1 in a million still isn't that good because if I chose basketball then 320 people would still be better than me in america and I would just be "average".
JaquesV having spent a fair bit of a previous life working as a systems programmer, the answer to your iOS question is the red slice of his poll. Too many talented people that do exactly one thing, and, unfortunately only that one thing, too well to listen to the other talented people around them.
The odds are better if you go with the 90% option.
And why did Apple design the stinking iOS keyboard this way? I have to click three buttons to make the percent sign...
I'm already working on knife throwing, arrows, and even poison darts.
While you enjoy your one thing, I plan to enjoy life. There is so much to do and enjoy doing. This question reminds me of autism though. It is possible to cope with only one major skill.
Do I get to pick that one thing?
Wow. I picked one thing. People be bananas
So it's either micheal phelps or an entrepreneur like Edison
It never says you can't get better
I'd much rather be better the 99.999% of people at one thing as long as I could pick. If ur in that group at almost any profession including sports then life will be really good if ur just in the top 10% at everything ur good but not near the best at anything
@tcby, If you are in the top 10% of the population, that does not translate to being in the top 10% of a given profession because people in that field are already specialized. Even a bad accountant knows more about accounting than 90% of people, because more than 90% of people aren't accountants.
I'd rather be exceptional that pretty good.
Mrm27 - but that doesn't mean all 10% are actually employed in said field.
And as one of the top 10% my chances of finding employment in that field is dang good considering the multitude of companies that service each major field of employment.
@Zod, I resemble that remark.
If you do everything good, never do anything for free. Being limited to one thing gets you stuck in a rut.
Just playing, but seriously, what if your one thing is something like accounting? SOS every day? No thank you!
I'm already well rounded. The question doesn't say I have to give that up.
If you do something good, never do it for free. Being well rounded gets you nowhere.