Monday, July 19, 2010

The lure of the biography

I enjoy a good biography – and judging from the numbers written and sold, so do a lot of people.

Why ?

We look for inspiration, for entertainment perhaps. And often for hope. We’re hoping to find that the world makes sense, that even though our own lives might not have gone according to plans, there are people out there who achieved their goals. Or perhaps to seek consolation in reading about the failures of others – as an excuse for our own shortcomings.

In a world that can seem alien and impossible at times, there is something supremely satisfying in finding out that someone else has been there – and lived to tell the tale.

1 comment:

  1. So as history, it speaks of ourselves. So I hope in reading biography of other tales it will remind us that we too can achieve everything if we put our mind on it.
    Bless you.