One, he loved the young people traveling the globe in the late 1960s and 1970s. So he bought an island near Singapore, in Malaysia, on the South China Sea. The island was not expensive and the bamboo-thatch house he had built was even cheaper. The daily supply of fresh fish bought from the fisherman on their way to the market was a spectacular bonus. The temperature of the the water, air and rain was all the same. About 80F at the equator.
When the young travelers of the world, whom he had met on his travels, got wind of his island paradise they flocked. He had, roughly 90 visitors a year with plenty of room for them to sleep outside.
When he finally left the island for reasons of infirmity, he came to San Francisco, where he bought a pick-up truck. He knew, and he was right, young people want to know some one who has a pick-up truck and will lend it to them.
Just a tip for all of you who want friends fast and easy. A pick-up truck that can be borrowed.