There is something odd about autobiographies.
I am a bit old fashion when it comes to this as I think that biographies should be written about you, rather than by you. In fact, I think, they should only be written if they are to enlighten the readers, rather that for the sake of a good old moan.
People, without much to offer, talk about “their side of the story” or (my favorite) “setting the record straight” as if the course of the world would change if they did not.
But lets be honest, there is another type of biography which is undoubtedly the most irritating one: It is the autobiography hidden behind fiction. Purely dishonest and by far the saddest.
You know the one.
In the movies, it would be announced as ” the names on the story have been changed to protect the identity of the characters” but everyone knows who they are talking about. It embarrasses both protagonists and the writer as it unveils simultaneously the soul of the later and the secrets that people thought they were confiding on a friend.
I am never sure why intelligent people choose to air their dirty laundry in public and to seek revenge over a more constructive outlook.
Life is hard sometimes, but we need to get over it! People do disappoint us, but I’d hope that nobody was under the impression that they don’t reciprocate. Nobody is perfect!
As we grow old, we learn (or maybe, we should learn) to accept everyone for who they are, not who we would like them to be. We should grow out of vilifying unless we too want to end up becoming a cheesy vilain on somebody else’s story.
Live and let live, because what does not kill you makes you stronger and life is too short to waste any of it on revenge . I am pretty sure that, in time, revenge would become regret on ones death bed, so please consider next time you are tempted.
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