Throughout my life, I have acquired two general BAs and one unspecialized Masters of Art in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the university of Guelph, to understand from a generalist point of view the root cause of our maladaptation as a rational species. However. I have failed to become a generalist. Generalists develop understandings of specifics “fields of knowledge” from the point of view of mastered disciplines, and I have never (by choice) mastered anything. Throughout the superficial overview of many fields of study, I have constantly investigated the role of knowledge and academics in the present predicament of humanity. At 70, I have thus become a self-proclaimed “artisan of global thinking.” I am presently in the process of writing in absentia a PhD dissertation on the existential problems that we are facing as a species and on our inability resolve them using the kind of specialized thinking that can but contribute to their aggravation. firstname.lastname@example.org English is not my mother tongue.