Howard Hughes: A Classic Case Study: Money Can't Buy Happiness

Born today was Howard Hughes.

As an aviator we’ll give  him his dues.

He amassed a fortune on this globe

But died a pitiable  mysophobe.*

 

*An irrational fear of germs.

The above artist conception of Hughes in his last days is based on eyewitness accounts. There are no actual photos of him after 1956. [squidoo.com]

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  • But you can rent a lot.

  • And the things of the spirit are free

    AW, a well-timed message, but a sad story, indeed.

    I bring glad news---HM Queen Elizabeth has issued a pardon for Alan Turing! It doesn't undo what was done to him, but it's still a good thing.

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    It is. And a nice Christmas present for his family and for all who cherish justice.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    In that the articles say that he committed suicide 60 years ago, I don't think it is going to do him much good.

  • In reply to jack:

    Maybe not, jack, but his name has been exonerated.

    jack, let me wish you all the best this holiday season. Your perennial commentary has invariably enlivened these humble posts of mine.

  • In fact, Turing's work helped make it possible for me to share the good news with you both, today.

    Best wishes, jack and AW!

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