Was listening to Cryptonomicon audiobook while commuting today, when I heard a quote that knocked me out:
“You should be a billionaire, Randy. Thank god you’re not.”
“Why do you say that?”
“Oh, because then you’d be a highly intelligent man who never has to make difficult choices—who never has to exert his mind. It is a state much worse than being a moron.”
And to think we all aspire to be in that state, precisely!