Sometimes I wish I could lock myself away in a room for months at a time like Howard Hughes.
It would be so peaceful: watching old movies, eating chocolate bars, and growing out your toe and fingernails to super human lengths.
Howard Hughes gets such a bad rap when he’s talked about these days, if he’s even remembered, but he was a really awesome dude.
Born into a semi-rich oil family and set for life, he inherited his parent’s company when both of them were killed before his 21st birthday. Sad, but and he actually ran the company successfully.
He took his company, ToolCo, from tool manufacturer to conglomerate, making stops in the film, aviation and casino businesses along the way. By the end of it all, he was the richest person in the world.
He was also batshit insane
Hughes lived for MONTHS at a time with no human contact, choosing instead to lock himself away in hotel rooms eating nothing but chocolate bars and drinking milk, trying to avoid contact with germs and other people.
There’s a human side to the way he acted – just like there’s a human side to everything – which is why I look up to him.
As the richest man in the world, all Howard Hughes did when he went into isolation was live the life he wanted to live, exactly how he wanted to live it, without having money as a barrier.
Would you do the same?
My dream is to live in a haunted house, rigged up by some acclaimed horror director and his team to scare the crap out of visitors when they stop by. I’ve wanted to build it for a long time, and one day I hope to have access to the capital to make it happen.
What’s your dream? What would you do if money was no object?
I’m not talking about traveling the world, something that gets boring very quickly, but something you would create, you’d BUILD, that would be 100% suited to your dream life.
That’s not a rhetorical question, I’d love to hear you reply with an answer.
P.S. What’s holding you back from answering the question?