Hello, I’m Shay. I am a successful entrepreneur – founding my first business as a college senior at age 22 – the author of two books, and the founder of the Intellectual Rebel brand. I write about big ideas and provide life advice, written from my first-hand experiences and many shortcomings. I invite you to visit the About Shay page to learn more about me.
What is an Intellectual Rebel?
For me to define what an intellectual rebel is in the simplest way, I will begin with my definition of the words, intellectual and rebel. I define an intellectual as someone who regularly engages in critical thinking, research, and reflection about oneself, those they care about, or society while predominately focusing on potential solutions to the problems the intellectual perceives; many times, these solutions may seem somewhat “out of the box” when compared to conventional solutions. For this context, I define a rebel as someone who opposes and challenges the conventional, “status quo way of doing things” (traditional belief systems), especially when the rebel sees potential solutions that, logically, seem to be much more efficient and practical in accomplishing the task at hand. Hence, an intellectual rebel is a rare individual who actually uses their brain to generate original thoughts, and who does not simply believe and regurgitate what other PEOPLE (i.e. the mainstream media news outlets) have told them to be true.
If you are an intellectual rebel, then you are an endangered species. Some may call you a hell-raiser because you question everything. Others may laugh at your “crazy willingness” to try out unconventional solutions, when the “status quo way of doing things” just isn’t doing it for you. Many will talk about you behind your back because jealousy is rampant. Well, I am here to tell you, “Welcome home, superhero.” The Interactive Blog is your hub to share those “crazy ideas” of yours, connect with fellow mutants (yes, that is an X-Men reference), and improve yourself; so, that you may fully tap into and UNLEASH that LIMITLESS POTENTIAL residing within your mind.
We are the movers, shakers, and thought innovators.
We believe in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness yet do not forsake these words for weakness or sappiness.
We are the rebels with a cause, a cause for improvement.
For when we improve ourselves, the world improves, and our society desperately needs an “improvement movement.”
We are the disruptors of stagnation.
Welcome to the Intellectual Rebel Nation.