I don't really think he's that wacko. It's too easy to label someone whose ambitions do not mirror the so-called norms of society a crackpot. Does it really seem nuts to be absolutely secure and at peace with who you are, and content with what you have? In a world where we are driven by acquisition of power and things (nudge nudge SF-ers), RW surely does stand out, but who's to say he's not more sane than most? Allow me to pose a question: would you be willing to give up your worldly possessions, your fancy cars and bespoke suits, fine wines and fine furnishings etc. in exchange for the kind of inward peace, calm and clarity that RW seems to have found for himself? I would, in a heartbeat (though admittedly, my store of fine wines and bespoke suits is rather limited as of the moment
) If you are one of those rare individuals who can maintain a measured balance between the material and the spiritual (eg. Paul Newman?), more power to you.