Eat, Drink, and be Merry!
The American dream is still alive, though it is becoming increasingly jaded. It’s still appealed to by every financial advisor and retirement planner. And it still holds sway because most of us assume it hasn’t brought us contentment because we haven’t accomplished every pleasure. The wise person will listen to those ahead of him in the race, and especially to one who has run as far as can be run. There aren’t many of them, but there are a few. Our author is one and he warns us—it too is vanity.