Correlated with the Occurrence of World Events in His Lifetime
Christopher James Bruce
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Autobiography of an Unknown Man
Copyright © 2013 by Christopher James Bruce
I have written this book for three reasons, the first of which is that my life has been interesting, often exciting, sometimes dogged by bad luck in terms of life in general but incredibly lucky in terms of survival, other times blessed by personal achievements which provided me with a considerable amount of satisfaction or doomed by failures which caused me a great deal of distress. The second reason is that I believe that by recording the events that have moulded my life, younger readers and especially my grandchildren, may be made aware of just how big the difference is between the world into which my generation was born and grew up in and the way they experience the world of today. The third reason is that I’ve been asked by my family and a number of friends and to set down my experiences on paper.
I’m not a superstitious person but I cannot help wondering why some people with little effort and even less brain are propelled to the top of their particular field by sheer luck - being in the right place at the right time and these people I envy. Others get to the top and manage to stay there by means of sheer hard work and yet others, who by their efforts have made it to the top but despite their efforts, determination and commitment, do not seem to be able to stay there. These are the people that repeatedly fall off their perches straight back into the mire below. I’ve come to the conclusion that I may just have been one of those people but being the epitome of the eternal optimist I’ve kept on trying to claw my way back. I have regained a few of my losses of the past 50 years and find myself at peace with myself and within my now very limited world. I also believe that there is a lot to be said for being in the right place at the right time and that it may have a lot to do with destiny as they claim in the Far East.