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Grandfather Says: The Meaning of Life

Original oil painting by: Grandfather’s wife

Grandfather sees where someone wrote Len that the best thing about getting old is just getting there.

Grandfather says, “Amen!”

In Grandfather’s opinion, Jean-Paul Sartre’s philosophy “Existentialism” boils down to: “The meaning of life is what you make of it.”

Grandfather also says he believes Woody Allen’s pronouncement: “Eighty percent of success is showing up.”

So, now, Grandfather just keeps showing up, making meaning in his remaining life.


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.

Photos: Courtesy of the Blakeslee Family

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