There was a world renowned savant that was well known for his intellectual capabilities.
There was hardly a subject or discipline that escaped his knowledge, and if it was found that there was one, he took to study head on and soon mastered it.
Even more so than just an objective of study for psychologists and cognitive scientists to see just what made this person’s brain different from the rest of us, he himself was a vessel of knowledge for those who sought motivation and focus in their individual pursuits.
One day he was asked by a college student who felt disenchanted with the whole idea of studying, majors, and “life choices”, the question that everyone else failed to ask:
“How are you so inspired to learn?”
“I believe in one thing that very few other people are willing to do…
...I am willing to put my health and even my life on the line for what I deem worthy of my desire.”
“It might seem an exaggeration to think that potential illness and death to be a part of reading a textbook and knowing new things, but when I pursue a goal…
…the only thing that will prevent me from achieving it is my death.”