“Stupid people are very happy because they don’t know for what they are here. They don’t know that there is some task to be fulfilled. They are almost like mentally challenged children who go on playing with teddy bears even as they age. Your teddy-bears can change their shape; somebody’s teddy bear is money and somebody’s teddy bears are women, and somebody’s teddy bears are men. But whatever you are doing – and you are feeling very happy that money is accumulating, that you have found a new girlfriend, that you are promoted to a higher position – you are utterly happy. unless you are stupid it is not possible.
A man of intelligence will be able to see without fail all these small things of life are preventing you from the beyond. They keep you engaged here, which is not your home. They keep you engaged in a life which is going to end up in a graveyard.
The intelligent man starts asking – and this becomes his fundamental search and quest – ‘is there something beyond the graveyard or not? If there is nothing beyond the graveyard, then this whole life is just a dream and meaningless. Unless there is something beyond, life cannot be significant, and life cannot be meaningful.’
But the stupid person is immensely happy with any toys that the society provides him.
Don’t be Stupid.”