Some quick truths about being IN the world and not just writing about it or researching it.
IF someone is NOT talking about their personal experience … they don’t have to.
IF someone is NOT telling you their personal sorrow … they don’t owe you anything.
IF someone wants to write about their life as they lived it, they can. BUT …. there is always a but …. if they abuse or abused people, (domestic violence, narcissistic personality disorder, etc.) … they WILL paint themselves the victim. It’s an awful experience that nobody should be subjected to.
When someone has a great experience …. that also belongs to them.
If you’re happy with your life …. that’s awesome for you. We’re happy for you.
But … if you’re not happy with your life … then it’s something to work on.
Writer’s build worlds in their writing. Why don’t people build worlds in their living?
Some people do ~ not everyone realizes that they can.
Here’s to your world building.