“Millions of people have decided not to be sensitive. They have grown thick skins around themselves just to avoid being hurt by anybody. But it is at great cost. Nobody can hurt them, but nobody can make them happy either.
Observation Introduction Westbrook was born in Long Beach, CA, but later moved to Los Angeles. Growing up, he dreamed of playing basketball for the University of California Los Angeles. Westbrook spent most of his childhood and early life in LA.
The sea is a big part of the book. The sea is where mostly everything takes place and the old man spends most of his time. Fishing is the old mans passion and being on the sea is something that he is used to and enjoys.