“Money does not represent such a value as men have placed upon it. All my money has been invested into experiments with which I have made new discoveries enabling mankind to have a little easier life.” -Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla was able to blend out of the box thinking with a masterful command of science, resulting in around 300 patents in 26 countries. Despite all of his accomplishments, including his victory over Thomas Edison in the battle of the currents, he died without much wealth. On one hand this is tragic, yet on the other it is quite admirable and motivates me to produce to the best of my ability for results which promote a Utilitarian-esque greater good, while at the same time, being content with personal subsistence.