Be careful of a sharp intellect, especially if it’s your own. The sharpness of the mind is a beautiful thing when set on a path defined be values that bring life to the world. However set without guardrails the sharpness is set to defending our own choices, solving whatever challenge is before us, and gaining advantage in the world, for the sake of survival (or some other lesser good).
I’ve seen the kindest of people defend their own desires with the sharpness of a samurai sword disregarding the world views others hold. Or maybe it’s not disregard, but rather a willingness to set those views aside as not applicable, out-dated and outmoded, on account of an ability to think themselves out of having to ascribe to any of such views.
We should be careful when the mind becomes more important than the heart. Lest intellect becomes the next shiny object we chase at the cost of our neighbor.