It seems to me that nowadays, everyone runs after happiness and pleasures (each in his own way), and I suspect that attaining intelligence isn't the best way to be happy.
Looking at two types of intelligence, there is intelligence that the person acquires through education and intelligence that the person has since birth. Some people who have never been to school see things so clearly, while many who have studied at universities do not.
One of the things I believe brings happiness to the human being is to be recognized for his choices and effort. Take, for example, a teacher who has spent all his life researching and earning degrees; spent long nights writing articles, traveling with his own money, etc. He goes through many difficulties, but at the end of his life few people even know that he existed and he lives in a modest house.
Now take a soccer player (I'm not even referring to soccer stars). This man may not even know why rain is formed but earns millions and lives in a luxury house in a good neighborhood and seems much happier than our teacher.
Following your heart is good, but what good is it if you do not receive financial recognition for your troubles?
And what great contribution has a sports figure made to humanity so that he is considered an idol?
I do not know if I understood myself well and if you want to correct some of the points I've said, feel free to do so. I would like to have some opinions on this subject.
Sorry about my English.