Casablanca - In a time wherein money has become the locomotive engine of almost every aspect of our lives, the importance of intellect is gradually wearing thin.
Casablanca – In a time wherein money has become the locomotive engine of almost every aspect of our lives, the importance of intellect is gradually wearing thin.
Humans’ intellects can never attain their summits as long as money remains their womb-to-tomb aim. Ironically, also deplorably, our intellect’s growth and refinement has now developed an unfathomed dependency on money, thus scoring the latter out can either halt or decelerate the phylogenies of the former.
Scarce are those whose intellect can burgeon away from the shackles of financial enrichment. Members of this cluster of elites either grow up in a milieu wherein money has sporadic presence, or go through unimaginable pain and suffering while segregating their intellect from its dependency on money.
Contrariwise, those whose intellects’ evolvement is inexorably dependent on the existence of money in their lives occupy the widest surface of the sphere. Their yearning to become financially successful fuels their eagerness to expand their knowledge. This later thus becomes the arrow, whereas money stands as a target area.
Some might find fault with this claim, saying that they learn for the sake of learning and have never considered money as an end in their pursuit of knowledge, whereas they, pervasively, yet sometimes unwillingly, prove themselves wrong. For instance, would a publicly recognizable expert in computer science have gained his or her expertise without spending a considerable amount of money on book purchasing or course taking? What I am essaying to argue here is that though a scarce bunch of individuals might manage to maintain knowledge as a destination in their life map, instead of money, they cannot wipe off this later from the list of indispensable equipments they will have to pack up before starting off their voyage.
Sarcastically, money’s existence seldom depends on that of knowledge. How many individuals remarkably ‘pulled off’ in their lives while they merely knew how to make chicken fries taste differently? Does intellect have any share in this? This sempiternal battle between money and intellect appears to have ended long ago, while we are incognizant of that. Admittedly, however, the enrichment of one’s intellect does not only depend on money; otherwise, intellectuals would be worshiped, for intellect would be a myth, eventually.
Intellect revolves equally on one’s willingness to nourish it and on one’s cognizance of its pivotal importance in illuminating one’s path and that of his or her mates. The power of the will stands thus both as a referee in this interminable battle, and as a serum that keeps the intellect standing and fighting back, as money, standing intact, ceaselessly keeps striking it hard. Willpower gives hand to one’s intellect as it climbs up the ladder of refinement, while money pushes the intellect down as it stands few stairs above it.
I ultimately conclude with questions that might invert the clockwise trajectory of your reflection as you have reached these lines: should money and intellect be considered war foes, or war allies? Is money the locomotive engine that drives the intellect towards the summit, or is it the counterforce that hinders the advancement of one’s intellect? Is it the intellect that is inexorably dependent on money in its voyage to the summit, or is it financial accomplishment that cannot burgeon without the intellect’s signature? Are these rhetorical questions or queries, which, likewise all customary questions, are awaiting their relieving answers? – “your” answers, dear readers.
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