You know, I used to have this Robert Heinlen quote pasted up in my cubicle back in the days when I was a cubicle-jockey. Just last week I was thinking about it and meant to ferret around my studio for the print-out to stick up on the wall. I forgot about it, and today I found it on the internet by chance! Here it is:
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.
Robert A. Heinlein