Our society’s expectations and education systems tend to favor specialization.
What do you want to be when you grow up? What do you want to major in?
It all points toward a single, lifelong interest.
In an April 2015 TED Talk, Emilie Wapnick makes a case for the “superpowers” of people wired to have more than one interest – the “multipotentialite” (AKA Renaissance Man/Woman, polymath, scanner).