Last year, I spent time with three ex-convicts, on three separate occasions, who’d all spent many years in prison. Their reasons for getting arrested were all different — drugs, theft, embezzlement… But what struck me was that all of them said the same thing:
Going to prison was the best thing that ever happened to them.
(They also said that prison really sucks).
All three said prison saved them, because it forced them to develop two daily habits:
- Reading books
Both are very affordable things that you can do, at any time, in the free world.
Do you really need to be locked up before you sit down and do them?