A friend of mine asked, "Why would you call yourself an Idiot ?" In other words, why use the title, 'Autobiography of an Idiot' ?
It's the obvious question, of course.
She has a point. My subconscious could easily pick up, that I believe I am that.
However, I'm centered well enough in my core of truth, love and intelligence.
My motivation for using that title is:
- It is a catchy and relevant title.
- The book is a lot about NOW, but anything outside me is always of the past; it's not me, I always am now. So the title is not me, but it points towards a truth.
- Everyone does something from time to time, which could have been done differently, seen in the rear-view mirror. Fear or worry can make us compromise or act in a way which is actually not true and courageous. You could call this the inner coward, spoiler ... or Idiot. That's how the title came about.
- My father once stood together with his 2nd wife; they met a friend of hers. He said to her about my father, "Where the hell did you find that idiot ?" My father immediately took a liking to the man because now he knew the man was honest and had courage.
Inspired by my father I realized: I will be no less if I use this title; I know who I am, and if I can help just one other person by showing humility and courage then that's my title.