Not money, nor success, nor looks, nor ability in any other configuration even approaches ones ability to deliberately cognate!
This is a natural ability that is gifted to some, though without honing it, it matters not!
Knowledge through continual curiosity and learning trumps any natural gift!
Perseverance and unearthing ones natural endowments determines the difference between one who adds to this world and one who does not!
Oh!, to be like a child!