Originally Posted by tmm99
I am intensely curious as to why/how he led the life he did....
I think the human psyche is very plastic...and that you can train yourself to take pleasure in virtually anything
for him, his thing was money, and spending on rent and all the rest seemed a waste
he was also likely mentally ill, or psychologically or emotionally incomplete in some way, and could not cope with normal social attachments - not to say he was necessarily unhappy
the lesson I draw from this for myself, is to be reminded that money is merely postponed consumption, and that money is for life, life is not for money...and that prudence may become avarice....
and as the wise man once said, all those silos full of grain will be enjoyed by someone other than yourself.