I recently finished an interesting little book called The Noticer: Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective by Andy Andrews. The story focuses around a small town where a mysterious character by the name of Jones becomes involved in the lives of the town’s citizens who need, right at that particular moment help in changing their perspective on their lives.
The book opens with the narrator of the book, who at the times is homeless and lives under a pier where he is befriended by Jones who calls himself a noticer. “I’m a noticer. I notice things that other people overlook. And you know, most of the them are in plain sight.” In very simple terms the book follows the life of Andy who slowly meets others helped by Jones.
Jones comes and goes…seeming to arrive into people’s lives at the key moment when the world is looking grim and through a sprinkling of insight Jones encourages people to see their circumstances with a new perspective that for the people affected is life changing.
Andy gets caught up in the mystery of Jones…trying to understand who this very gifted man is, trying to figure out where he goes when he disappears…where he stays while discovering other townspeople helped by Jones.
My favorite quote from the book:
” One way to define wisdom is the ability to see, into the future, the consequences of your choices in the present.”
Source:The Noticer: Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective by Andy Andrew
In the video about Andy Andrew’s books it’s very interesting just how autobiographical the book is. The book is one of those little gems full of simple but life changing wisdom. Enjoy the video.
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“Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but, most important, it finds homes for us everywhere.”
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