I discovered this word recently and was very intrigued by it’s meaning. Why have I never heard of it before? It seems to describe the subconscious way I’ve been going about life recently. I genuinely want to become this skilled Renaissance woman , someone who’s serious about becoming a master of many arts and knowledgeable of many ways of life. I do in fact take strong interest in various different fields, and subjects and art forms, and it’s not just in a “desultory way” (had to look that up). I’m passionate about my interests, that’s why they are my interests; but it is a sort of a fleeting passion. There’s so many things to learn about, places and people to learn from, that I end up falling into the “Dilettante’s Dilemma,” as I just decided to call it. I’ve become an unfocused dabbler.
[dil-i-tahnt, dil-i-tahnt, -tahn-tey, -tan-tee]
1. a person who takes up an art, activity, or subject merely for amusement, especially in a desultory or superficial way; dabbler.
2. a lover of an art or science, especially of a fine art.