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How a man goes from two extremes in one lifetime. A convicted drug-dealing murderer turns motivational speaker and Life Coach. --
Will Little grew up in a single family parent home with his four sisters in Philadelphia, PA. Without his father, or a father figure, Will began to venture out. Traveling through the City streets, Will picked up bad habits and negative ideas, soon becoming a product of his environment. Dropping out of high school in the 10th grade, Will became involved in the Philadelphia drug trade and other illegal activities. This ultimately landed Will in prison for 10-20 years on a murder conviction at the age of 19.
During the time of his incarceration, Will decided to turn his life around, by first getting his diploma by way of a GED. While incarcerated, Will started educating himself to pass the time. He became a prodigious reader. In ten years, Will read a diverse spectrum of books which educated and enlightened him. What he thought was passing the time actually helped him become a man. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx