Do intelligent people tend to be more selective?
It keeps them sane.
Many intelligent people choose to be alone and have fewer friends.
They rather hang out with themselves than pretend to enjoy a conversation with their old college friends.
They rather spend a night learning mathematics than out at a party.
They rather spend time creating value than consuming content.
Intelligent people know what makes them intelligent.
It may be reading physics books, programming, or networking with high-level entrepreneurs. Because they know it works and they love doing it, they’ll continue doing it.
If someone asks them to sacrifice this time, the opportunity cost is too high for them to do so. It’ll take a lot of pull and sometimes a push to move them in another direction.
In turn, don’t expect intelligent people to change.
Expect them to be selective.