More likely ron tricked himself into a double blind bind.
Doubt it ? Look at how his life turned out for him. Take an honest look.
he got his three score plus ten and then five more
he had a quiet place to hang out and some interesting company
he stayed avctive and in comm to late; i've written up having heard from him in SF on the tarzan wire from phoenix in '85
he left an immense legacy in writing and in an esrablished church
he achieved his goal of carving his name deep in the stone of centuries; in fact he said he wanted to eclipse FDR and there seems to be more public debate about hubby these days than our late prez-for-life
of course he had aimed so high at the end he is reported to have felt as though he failed; he had apparently actually intended to live two hundred years and have his philosophy sweep the planet the race and the cultures terribly underestimating the vitality of such things as christianity and the constitution
but the fukker did ok. i'd prefer a quieter life with a host of family and warm friends gathered for my last days but i ain't gettin' it. his work will last whether you like the idea or not. say what you will about auditing it beats the piss out of prozac and ECT