Good deeds and piety are a result of intelligent effort: "Wealth and children are [but] adornment of the worldly life. But the enduring good deeds are better to your Lord for reward and better for [one's] hope." (Quran 18:46)
Ppl want to think within the system, real thinking is to not be bound by the system, but to challenge the system.. think and question everything.. that's what Ibrahim a.s did, he saw his father worshiping idols, he thinks differently (intellectual courage) and thinks why? when they don't benefit.. and had the moral courage to tell others and teach them his argument.. to challenge them.. Allah s.w.t wants us to think.