I am reading a book entitled "An Object of Beauty" that's written by Steve Martin. Yes, that Steve Martin. He's an actor, comedian, writer, and art collector. According to Wikipedia, he is also a producer and composer. Oh, and he plays the banjo.
It's easy to feel inadequate when we learn that someone is accomplished in as many areas as that. How can he do all those things? What have I been doing? Does it help that he has money and doesn't have to do the grunt work in life that takes time away from other things? Or is he just someone who's really interested in different subjects and willing to apply himself to them? Can we all, if we want, excel in a number of areas?
The concept of human potential is mind-boggling to me. Wow, if only everyone's potential could be fully realized. Is that impossible? That gets into bigger questions than I can answer. What I do know is that there's lots to do in life and we can pursue interesting opportunites and live life as fully as possible. This does not have to include banjo playing but it can.