In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt “This is Your Life”
If you could read a book containing all that has happened and will ever happen in your life, would you? If you choose to read it, you must read it cover to cover.
As tempting as this might sound, reading your own life story could be a disaster. Not because it would only contain undesirable events, per se, but because your life would lose its mystery. A mystery that keeps a person hoping everyday, either for change or for maintaining a current stability. But if you know how the story will end when you are still in the middle or even the beginning, the entire story loses its appeal and you lose the desire to read it, or in this case live it.
That being said, if it landed in my lap I wouldn’t be able to fight the urge to read it. I would dive into it quickly , devour every page and anticipate any exciting events. Once the story comes to a close, whether I like it or not, I would have acquired the knowledge and wisdom to change it.