Illiterate Fisherman at 90, Literary Star at 98!

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live. — Mortimer Adler

Inspiration of the Day:
He may not have learned to read and write until he was 91, but Jim Henry is becoming a literary star. The retired lobsterman now 98-years-old released his book, “In a Fisherman’s Language” last month. And ever since he and his family have found themselves immersed in a world of book printings, agents, publicity and film rights. People from not just around the country but the world are clamoring for copies. Henry, whose own life story tells like a movie, was inspired after learning about the story of George Dawson, the grandson of a slave who wanted to earn his high school diploma by learning how to read and write at 98.

Be The Change:
Find more ways to incorporate active learning into your life, whether it’s through reading, travel, conversations or perhaps simply by honing awareness and observation.

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