Your Dreary Philosophy.
by, 10-08-2008 at 01:32 PM (1570 Views)
Someone once said to me that my philosophy is similar to tragedy in that my writing is dreary and one of hopelessness.
They might be correct for people write best what they themselves have expirienced in life where my own life for instance has largely been one of hopelessness and tragedy.
I suppose largely what I do write is consistent with tragedy and I personally believe I'm dam effective at it.
What upsets me about the person's comments towards my writing is that they said what I end up writing down will never have a audience because I offer no sense of hope or happy ending in what I write.
I just don't get that. Why must every piece of writing have hope or a envisioned happy ending?
I'm a realist in what I write and in many situations of existential being there is no hope or specific happy ending at the end of one's journey.
Take Shakespeare's King Lear for instance.
If I should ever publish any of the books and short stories that I am writing realists will be my audience. My audience will be those who can appreciate actual real life instead of fictional happy endings of inspiration in wonderland.
I do not fair well in constructing false senses of hope for what in many instances is a hopeless world.
I do not fair well in constructing happy endings in a world where many die in agony and misery.
That is the very element in which I bring to philosophy and writing.