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How do I become a Renaissance Man (or woman)?

What does it truly mean to be a Renaissance Man?


Some might consider it to be an adeptness at many different skills. I, however, believe that it encompasses more than just mechanical talent. Many brilliant people become skilled in multiple disciplines throughout their lifetime. Embracing Alberti's philosophy means showing a general adeptness across the different spheres of life. A gentleman (or woman) should be well-rounded in the various facets of their life, not letting one go in pursuit of another. Balance, in this instance, is key. Let's take, for example, social graces. Though expertly skilled at web design and animation, a computer nerd might not find themselves at ease in the midst of a large benefit banquet or even at a friend's birthday party. With practice and training, however, the can acquire or refine the necessary "protocol" and graduate from "Nerd-Alert" to "Computer-Savvy & Suave".

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