I had about enough chasing after intellectual things. Riddles, puzzles, complexities, mind games (not the relationship ones), intellectual arguments or battles. I'm all over it. Mainly because my work requires specific intellect in STEM and because knowing things does not contribute a lot to my happiness. Not nearly as much as making lots of money does. Most likely that's why I had also enough of intellectual moments.
For instance: What makes me happy if not chasing after intelligence? It's not like intelligence feeds me or cures me or whatever - unless it's work related, where I'm getting paid. It's the money. I work for the money. Being rich makes me happy. And I see being smart is not required to be making a ton of money as it's proven with the people buying a new iPhone every year (it's fine, they can do whatever they please with their money). Or the rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine making millions of dollars with his explicit music videos at 25 years old and Nicki Minaj too by simply bouncing her boobs almost nakedly on YouTube.
I'm so done with it. The last thing I need to do now with intelligence is reevaluate in how I get closer towards the riches 💰💰💰. I wish I knew all of this sooner than later. I don't care if I'm smart or dumb or somewhere in-between. All I wanted since I was little is making tons of money and I was taught being smart is the way to go. It's more often than not - not the case.
Don't get me wrong. I loved science and I still do. But at this point I feel the need for a real reevaluation.
I do wonder at this moment if dumb people are living happier and are making more money (compared to the smart ones) since they tend to blindly follow orders and do not question pretty much anything in general. I don't blame them. More power to them if it brings them home more of that almighty green paper.
Clearly I have been missing some things, that will bring me closer to what I want. If people like Tekashi 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj and all those loyal Apple fans can be or are rich enough without needing any bit of intellect, then I suspect I've been doing the wrong things.
I feel I need to be shown the real way towards becoming rich. I know of a few things. But I feel it's not enough still. Working more than 40 hours a week (I do 50 hours a week) in STEM can only do so much for me. Or I've been working for the wrong organization or occupation if money is my top 1 thing I look for in any job. With such wages there is no such a thing like a work-life balance.
In any case it would be quite helpful if the resourceful ones can show me some ways, that we, the greedy, ambitious and money starving ones are not being shown.
For many people "being rich" means you can literally order pizza every day if you so please 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️ (and that's probably somewhere between 50-60K annually)