I’m still trying to meet my reading goals for this year. My goal is to read 6 books by the end of 2023. So far I have read 4. I’ve already started reading my 5th book. But let’s talk about the 4th book I read.
I recently just finished Will by Will Smith. Simply put it is his autobiography where he shares his life from his point of view. He shares lessons he learned from good life experiences and introduces us to his family and friends.
Let me start off by saying sometimes learning more about a person can change your view of them. I don’t dislike Will Smith but I will say there are some things I wish I didn’t learn about him. I can accept that he isn’t a perfect person. But the way her treated some of the people in his life disgusted me. I can appreciate his honesty and owning what he did. He says himself that he treated people horribly in parts of his book. There was one person he wanted to apologize too but she won’t have any contact with him. It was really eye opening. It was interesting to read his journey and to see the challenges he had to overcome. I think him sharing even the negative stories kind of made it a little more forgiving. However I still see him a wee bit differently. I do understand he isn’t the person he was years ago. Reading about him working to make himself a better person is great. Not many people do that.
While I enjoyed reading Will Smith’s story I don’t see me rushing to pick this book up again. I’m not really a nonfiction person in general. But I’m trying to broaden my reading horizon. So this did make for interesting reading. But it’s on to the next book.