Long over due, I finally did justice to this book, phewww twas an amazing read😁!!!
Trevor is a superb storyteller, it's his memoir on growing up in a racist and sexist South Africa as a mixed race child of a single Mother, living in poverty.
Lessons I learnt from the book:
* You do not need anyone to show you what is possible, You can do it on your own. Find your way through sheer force of will.
Why do all this? Why show him the World, when he's never going to leave the ghetto? " Because", she would say, 'even if he never leaves the ghetto, he will know that the ghetto is not the world'. If that is all I accomplish, I have done enough. * Everyone needs someone to be proud of them, everyone needs the reaffirmation that they are wanted, that they were a choice. "Being chosen is the greatest gift you can give to another human being". * Relationships are built in the silences. "You spend time with people, you observe them and interact with them,and you come to know them". * Time is Money. People will pay for services they feel will consume their time. * Having Money gives you choices, people don't want to be rich, they want to be able to choose, the Richer you are, the more choices you have. That is the freedom of Money. * Regret is an eternal question I will never have the answer to? * It's not about taking responsibility for yourself,or making something of yourself, it's about what resources are available to make something of yourself. "People love to say, "Give a man fish and he will eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime". What they don't say is, "and it would be nice if you gave him a fishing rod". That is the part of the analogy that is missing.
When I turned the last page I smiled and was sad to see it end. A beautiful Read👏
Have you read it? Did you enjoy it?
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