When I was in young student I had struggled greatly academically. My teachers and fellow students would make fun of my slowly developing mind. It was a very difficult twelve years of government schools for me. I was often told I would never succeed. This haunted me for many years.
It was a cold winters night in the desert of Saudi Arabi in January of 1991 when I decided I wanted to write a book. The laugh of my fellow marines echoed in my mind for the next twenty-five years.
For the next twenty-four years, I never had the courage to write the book I had dreamed of.
But one night about twenty-four years after I announced that I wanted to write, at the International Pub in Changwon, South Korea a friend Hendrik Erasmus told me he wrote a few books. I then told him I always wanted to write a book. He replied “why don’t you?” I asked him for advice about writing a book. He paused for a minute then said, “write, instead of playing video games or watching TV, you can just write”. “And who cares if anyone likes it, as long as you are happy with what you wrote it doesn’t matter”.
Well, here’s my book. Thanks Hendrik!