Many celebrities and leaders write memoir. It is their version of life events. When you are in the centre of things, there are many who interpret what happened to you. A memoir is a chance for vindication.
But while the stalwarts may write memoirs, here is why you should too write one. It is a way to record some amazing experiences. While you may have climbed a peak, or seen dolphins against a sunset, or been on a beautiful trip with your mate, it is important to record these memories.
Story- telling by itself is a wonderful skill. Writing your memorable moments helps you to gain clarity over the sequence of events, and it may help others who may be in a similar position in life.
We often have a curiosity about our grandparents and family backgrounds. Writing a memoir is a good chance to research your family, and leave some genuine treasure for the future generations.
It is a great help to others. For instance, Ellen DeGeneres memoirs are an inspiration for the gay section of society. If a girl loves diamond, she must read Kareena Kapoor’s memoir to know how she gifted herself a seven-carat rock.
Journals and memoirs help us to record good memories. We can also note down failures, and revisit the lessons learnt from them. Sadness is a good reminder on the larger perspective on life, and can be recorded too. A diary is a good place to pen down your vulnerabilities, work on them and introspect about your own self in a true and open manner.
So pick up a pen, and write about yourself. This is the most humble way of introspection, and goes a long way in gaining self-awareness. Also, you may never know, someday kids will be adding your memoir to their reading bucket-list.