Jack Of All Trades

Is there a difference between being an all rounder and a jack of all trades?


Jack of all trades is a figure of speech used for a person who is good at doing all sorts of work but isn’t master of one. Its usually said “jack of all trades but master of none”.

Is it bad to be good at everything when someone out there is the best at one. Well I guess a person is his own worst critic. People have tendency to convince themselves that someone could be better than him. I can do number of tasks and I’m good at them. So it called being an all rounder or jack of all trades. All rounder sounds as positive as negative hack of all trades sounds.

But if we look in broader sense being a jack of all trades is not also a common trait as being best at a certain thing is. Sometimes, the thing you feel you are really great at may not be felt by other person. Here is the place where ego and criticism meet. Or maybe it’s just confidence.

Being a jack doesn’t make you good for nothing. At least one can do several tasks at average level.

Author: vvibrance

I am an aspiring writer and entrepreneur. I hope to launch a successful blog and clothing line one day soon. So this blog contains some basic theories from 18 year old mind. Suggestions are welcome. Happy reading :)

6 thoughts on “Jack Of All Trades”

  1. When I took my Education degree, we were called “Jack of All Trades, Master of None” being a General Education major. While it is good to be a master of one skill, I think I would prefer to be a well-rounded person like you — to be able to toss different skills even at varying levels.

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  2. The jack of all trades is going to be much more adaptable to change. Specialists can easily become obsolete.

    Looking at it from an ecological point of view, we can call a plant that can survive under many conditions a weed. Other words for it are “ruderal” species and “pioneer” species. A plant that rules its own niche but nowhere else is a specialist.

    Weeds rarely go extinct. Specialists often disappear in the event of a permanent change or a new competitor. Weeds have a very broad toolkit and can deal with whatever upset comes along. A fire burns everything to the ground. A drought kills everything in its wake. A flood washes everything away. A wind storm levels a forest. If anything is still alive, it is the weeds.

    Even if everything is dead and the ground bare, if life is at all still possible, the weeds will pop up. Then begins a process known as succession, where each step is replaced by a taller and more specialized step. Eventually we get what is called a climax stage. This is where the existing plants create such a dense canopy smaller plants can’t compete. And there it stays in that state until another catastrophe comes along. Old growth forests in the American Pacific Northwest are an example.

    Then along comes a fire or a hurricane or a clear cutting timber company. The weeds are still there. Seeds blown in from afar on parachutes, seeds from scattered local plants that somehow managed to survive on the periphery. Seeds that were fire resistant. The weeds sprout again and for a while thrive. Without those weeds to begin the process, the next step never has a chance.

    The next time you see a dandelion forcing its way up into your lawn, have a little respect. You are looking at one of the world’s all-time great weeds.

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    1. Oh! How much I missed your comments. They make my day. Well, one week ago my college started and I realised that being jack of all trades is the best thing. You can be a jack of all trades and master of many. I feel lucky to be one of them.

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