History Is Written By The Victors, But It’s Victims Who Write The Memoirs

“History is written by the victors, but it’s victims who write the memoirs.”

– Carol Tavris

Have you read a quote from a memoir writer Carol Tavris, the author of Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts?

That tells us a lot, isn’t it?

I plan to write a memoir of my own.

This hits me so hard.

But one thing I see differently is that the victims who write memoirs are the victors at the end of their stories.

Because they gain the victory of surmounting pain, trauma, and the negative emotions in life.

People who write memoirs have learned important lessons through the harsh situations in life.

They realized grand treasures.

They are the masters of emotion superintendence.

They are not only survivors.

They are tyrants rising from despair.

The victims who turn themselves into victors are worth salutations.