Grandfather says he has been a fan of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, ever since he can’t remember when …
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “To be great is to be misunderstood.”
Grandfather says he hasn’t had much truck with “greatness” — but he knows that to be countercultural, as those men were, is of little interest to those living mainstream contemporary lives.
About the Author: RD Blakeslee is a nonagenarian in West Virginia who built his net worth by only investing in that which can be enjoyed during acquisition and throughout life, as opposed to papers in a drawer, like stocks and bonds. You can read more about him here. This article was originally published on 3 May 2018.
Photos: Courtesy of the Blakeslee Family