"in" seems alright though.
Yes I don;t want mastery to go understated in this project. Like you I assume, I'd prefer to place a high premium on mastery, which warrants quite the substantiation.
In light of that, this project is quixotic at best, insane at worst.
Then why do it? At a deeper level, it is really a field-testing of a philosophy, which was largely the intellectual point of departure:
Progress as an end in itself, which makes the actual feasibility of the goal a secondary concern. In fact, the goal becomes mutable when progress itself is really the aim. In this framework, otherwise unviable goals, in terms of sustainable motivation, become viable, as mere occasions to make progress.
Life is short, art is longI have a loose untested theory that a human life is just long enough to master a field - can often be done by middle age. I think of some mates who know everything about a certain genre of music - they achieved a near complete understanding of that genre and it's history and any new discoveries will just be slotted in alongside that.
Something like this could work in cases where I am trying to make maximally random associations between topics that may not have gone logically connected.I THINK YOU SHOULD ADOPT AN ALPHABETICAL STRATEGY
STUDY ART, ARCHITECTURE, ANAETHESIA
THEN BOTANY, BUILDINGS, BAROQUE
THEN CHEMISTRY, CARTOMANCY, CHILIANISM