I think, therefore I am.
— Rene Descartes, French scientist and philosopher
Leave it to the French to get things the wrong way ’round. (You’ll have to pardon Grandfather for that one.)
Grandfather says, “He am, therefore he thinks; and the more a person thinks, the more he am.”
Come to think of of it — there’s that word “think,” again — it’s like the chicken and the egg.
What difference does it make which came first?
About the Author: RD Blakeslee is an octogenarian 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.
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