When secondary problems are run-to-a-sweat, they vanish. (Strong stuff that salt water.)
The expansion of energy is not necessarily the expenditure of same.
“Conservation of energy”
in secondary affairs
is tin plated fool’s gold.
Enriched intelligence doesn’t see Life as necessarily a closed-ended-system, but rather as a multi-opened one, such as discovering a lower, older door to the past, and a higher, younger one to the future.
The talent of those “center stage” may well be only the ability to GET center-stage. (Note, however, under many old-world conditions this is all that is necessary.)