I don’t know how to review on this book. It wasn’t what I expected, and that isn’t a bad thing. Poitier weaves a story of his life lesson’s as a child growing up on Cat Island in the Bahamas to his acting career in New York and Hollywood. He shares deep insight, common sense and exhibits character depths that many could learn from and should emulate.
Here are a couple quotes I especially liked:
“Living consciously involves being genuine; it involves listening and responding to others honestly and openly; it involves being in the moment.”
“I would say that sometimes convictions firmly held can cost more than we’re willing to pay. And irrevocable change occurs when we’re not up to paying, and irrevocable change occurs when we are up to paying. Either way, we have to live with the consequences. If I’m up to paying the price in a certain situation, I walk away from the experience with some kind of self respect because I took the heat. And if I go the other way, feeling that the cost is too high, then however bright the situation turns out, I feel that something is missing.”