Friday, 1 April 2011

Serenity is the result of simplification
(Part 1 of 6)

Publishers love biographies because they usually sell well for many years.

People enjoy reading about the shattering mistakes made by illustrious individuals, such as a great actor who accepts a role in a trash film that ruins his career, a successful investment manager who makes a bad decision and suffers enormous losses, or a millionaire who marries the wrong woman and ends up in devastating divorce.

Biographies provide details about how eminent persons waste opportunities and turn themselves into fools. On some occasions, errors are made out of insufficient knowledge, but frequently, vanity and greed play a major role in self-destruction.

What readers of biographies seek to learn above all is how to overcome feelings of sadness and guilt after having made a gigantic blunder.

To be continued in the next post.


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