You can’t outsmart life. I don’t like this word smart. It seems to be a good word in the beginning, gives a sense of superiority for a while. But why are we trying to be superior? Are we feeling inferior deeper inside? Then the more you are trying to be smart, the more you are ignoring this feeling of inferiority, therefore remaining unable to understand and grow out of it.
No need to be smart. Just be real. You can’t ever burnout this way, by being real, because you are life itself. You are not a candle. You are not even the Sun. You are the light of life.