Will you write your memoirs?

@whywiki (6070)
Canada
July 3, 2008 4:21pm CST
William Shatner is writing his biography or has just written it, I'm not sure, but he said in an interview that he was writing them for his descendants. He was much funnier about it but that is the jist of what he was saying. I have an old diary that my late mother wrote when she was a teen and it gives me such insite into the woman she became. I have no kids but I do have a niece and nephew and I assume they will have kids. I figure somewhere down the line someone in the family would be interested in a book about their family and lives. I think it is my way of living into the future. Have you ever thought of leaving your legacy in this way? Or is their some other way you want to be remembered by future generations?
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• United States
8 Jul 08
My life has been (and continues to be) so unusual that I once believed I owed it to the world to write it down, hehehehe. I tried a couple of times but I got so bored I found myself skimming over everything just to hurry up and get it over with! The way I see it now is, I lived through it once and I don't have any desire to go back and live it again!!! I would like to write something else though, and pepper it with anecdotes from my life (and the lives of others, hehehe) to illustrate a point here and there.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
8 Jul 08
There are times of my life that I would rather forget and not relive too. I like your idea though.
@Wolfechu (1193)
• United States
4 Jul 08
Another one? This has to be like his fourth set of memoirs so far. I'll settle for the best-selling novel written by me, rather than an actual memoir ;)
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
4 Jul 08
A best selling novel would be good too!
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
4 Jul 08
Hi whywiki, I agree that's a good idea, leaving something for future generations. I've written a little book about the way things were when I was growing up, including some personal antidotes. I have also written about the folklore of the area, so my grandchildren will have some idea about life when I was a young man. I'm hoping to be able to write more, and probably some personal history just for my descendants, this is probably more along the lines that you are thinking. I like the idea of a diary with my daily personal thoughts, but many people say they wouldn't feel comfortable with something that private. Let's see what others have to say? Blessings.
• United States
3 Jul 08
My husband and I were just talking about this recently. I would love to get some of our stories put down for the sake of our grand children. I mean I know my boys have heard so many of them, thier father and I have had a few grand adventures in our life time, but what about our great grand children will they get a chance to know us as well? I think its a wonderful idea and one I want my husband and I to start on in the near future.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
4 Jul 08
I think as we age the young children won't really know the true us but if they can read about our thoughts and life adventures they will remember us for who we were. We are them...
• Canada
3 Jul 08
My husband and I are thinking very seriously about writing books about our lives as indiiduals, and about our rather interesting marriage, and the odd circumstanes in which we me. It might be an interesting book to read. We've already published boks beore, so we can easily do it again.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
4 Jul 08
I think it is important for future generations to understand what we did in our everyday lives in this time blip in history. I think you should do it. Lots of people blog and such but there is something about the written word on paper that will survive far into the future.