Friday, March 01, 2013

Not living in the ghetto

Here's an interesting paragraph from a book by Bill Strickland called Make the Impossible Possible.
I don't know a lot about the book, except that it's motivational in style, and has the subtitle: One man's crusade to inspire others to dream bigger and achieve the extraordinary, which should give you an idea of its content.
One Man's Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary - See more at: http://www.powells.com/biblio/9780385520553?&PID=25646#sthash.aq2dCOLD.dpuf
One Man's Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary - See more at: http://www.powells.com/biblio/9780385520553?&PID=25646#sthash.aq2dCOLD.dpuf
One Man's Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary - See more at: http://www.powells.com/biblio/9780385520553?&PID=25646#sthash.aq2dCOLD.dpuf
 
One Man's Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary - See more at: http://www.powells.com/biblio/9780385520553?&PID=25646#sthash.aq2dCOLD.dpuf

I rarely tried to imagine what it might be like to live in other neighbourhoods. I couldn't imagine any place, in fact, besides Manchester and the ghetto that surrounded me. That myopic worldview never worried me when I was young. I simply didn't know any different. But now I know I had fallen for the deadliest lie the ghetto uses to shrink your soul - that your world is the whole world; that your future, and all the sorry possibilities life will ever offer you, are already right before your eyes.

Incidentally, the Manchester he's talking about here is in the States, not the UK. 

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