Digger Cartwright - My Own Words
Author | Industrialist | Philanthropist
Interview by Mdluchies: Who was the book written for and what do you hope that the reader will take away from the book?
DC: The book is written for just about anyone. It doesn’t matter how old you are. It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor, white or black, young or old, a CEO or a blue collar worker. There is something in this book for everyone. I don’t think anyone can read this book and not take something away from it. Sebastian’s lessons speak to everyone, and I think anyone can relate to something he has to say. I’ve actually had people tell me that they read the book and it’s as if Sebastian is talking directly to them. They’ve currently got a similar situation or they had a similar situation, so they say they can relate to what he’s saying.
I hope readers take away a few things from the book. I want people to be inspired by Sebastian’s personal story. He overcame a lot in his life. He didn’t let his disability keep him down. He looked out for his friends, and most importantly, he made a difference to a lot of people in the world. I want readers to take away some of the lessons he offered in the conversations he had. They’re nothing earth shattering. They’re nothing really ground breaking, but they’re all things that wise people learn through life experiences. People like Sebastian take the time to analyze situations and take something away from each situation. They take time to reflect on life and things that have happened. They take time to share this with other people to help make a difference in their lives. I want people to take away an awareness for people around them and hopefully to treasure someone like Sebastian that they may know. I would hope that people would take away a sense of inspiration that they too can make a difference in someone’s life.