Hi Roy_Schestowitz, In light of your stated opinions,
shouldn't your saying be:
A man _With_ free time is richer than a king.
He is able to focus his mind fully on his passions.
Google's PageRank(c) has become a measure of status to some.
A few even exploit it for money by selling links.
To me, it is a way of spreading something that I believe in,
namely free software, a fond community ( I am not a "dark-room-codemonkey" )
and mutual support or exchange of information.
Status, money and PageRank games all have the same goal:
To become favored by the favored.
But, as I said, that's external to me, out of my control.
In fact, nothing of any significance is under my control.
None avoids death in the long_run, and none chose to be born,
and all any ever did was burn bright, like a star, dissipating into the night.
Detachment is the secret to happiness/nirvana, I maintain,
i.e. accepting the losses that _Will_ come in the long_run.