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One day, I walked out of school and I sat under a large tree in the grounds. I’m not religious, but with tears pouring down my face, I prayed to God that I wouldn’t be in this place anymore. I wanted to be in London and play in a jazz club. It was totally naive and ridiculous, but I made a firm commitment to myself that I was going to be a drummer.

Mick Fleetwood, of Fleetwood Mac fame, tells the story of how he decided to pursue the drums in Sir Ken Robinson’s book - The Element.

Expect more book snippets as I continue reading. If you’ve seen his two lectures on TED and liked them, be sure to pick up this book.