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 an octogenarian from 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.
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