“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.”
– Plutarch, Greek historian, biographer and essayist
In his book Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell shares his unique perspective and findings in the areas of what makes people successful. Surprisingly, there appears to be no significant correlation between high intelligence (even genius) and long term success. Once someone reaches an IQ of around 120, having additional IQ points doesn’t seem to translate into a measurable real-world advantage.
I’d like to suggest that once the mind is filled sufficiently, it triggers some reaction to mobilize one’s heart and spirit to pursue a passionate quest for one’s path through life.
Explore your daily activities to see what experiences, people, and yes, knowledge and wisdom, light your fires of life.
Consider making more time for these by stopping what you can in order to make room for them.