What I learnt from this episode, I love courage and there’s nothing that I find sexier than boldness, than courage, than the ability to look at the world, to look at society and say “f**k it I’m going to do what I think I should do.
You can’t be James Brown, you can’t have this impact, this different and still retain your spirit. When you are this, when people attack you for being different, there’s a tendency to transmogrify. To become hard as a rock, to become mean because you are responding to meanness, to be come rude because you’re responding to rudeness, to become nasty because you are responding to nastiness.
One of the reasons people connect with James Brown is because, he’s none of this. You can see that he’s a young man who is just trying to build the life of his dreams.
This heartfelt one hour version – where James really tells how he moved from spending 6 months doing unimaginable, shameful things to survive to being treated as trash by the Nigerian police, to sitting on this couch with a story of victory, and freedom and growth. In the reflective cocoon of London – so silent and still that it almost led him down a depression.
James shares, with honesty and beauty, the deep desires and dreams and lessons of a life already fully lived, even though he is not yet 25.
Believe me, James just might teach you more about yourself.
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