How important is it for a person to summarize his philosophy of life in an early chapter of an autobiography? Most autobiographies do not need to say the writer’s beliefs or philosophy or what they believe in, but some do. I myself think that summarizing your beliefs at the beginning of an autobiography is very beneficial and important to understanding the book and more about the person to understand the book better. An autobiography is supposed to be about you. It is also supposed to be about your beliefs and philosophy and what you believe in. If you were to write an autobiography and you did not include your beliefs or philosophy or what you believe in, than it might be hard for your readers to understand anything about you.
After you give the reader a brief summary about your beliefs and philosophy and what you believe in, then, as the writer and author of the book, it is your job to remind the reader once in a while about your beliefs and philosophy and what you believe in so that the readers can stay on track with the book and understand it better. In Henry David Thoreau’s book “Walden”, he tried to use some what subtle reminders of his beliefs and philosophy, however, he failed. Instead, he ended up making himself look a little contradictory. Throughout his autobiography Thoreau would express just how much he was against something. Then later, in a much different chapter, he would try to justify what he had said in an earlier chapter. Because of this weird behaver he made himself look just extremely hypocritical and narcissistic.
For some autobiographies, it is important for the book to have background information on what the book is about. One such example is the autobiography “Walden”, written by Henry David Thoreau. In his autobiography he conducted an experiment, and the purpose was to connect with nature. This was actually his purpose for going to Walden Pond which is where he built himself a little shack and lived there for twenty-six months of his life doing his little experiment. He talked about his life on Walden Pond and his experiment.
I would not worry about it if somebody did not include their beliefs and philosophy and what they believe in, however, I would highly recommend it that you put your beliefs and philosophy and what you believe in in your autobiography, just so that people get a good understanding about your autobiography and your life. I would definitely put my beliefs and philosophy and what I believe in in my autobiography if I were to write one. I would recommend it that you put in your beliefs and philosophy and what you believe in it too, but you do not have to do it if it is too much work for you. I honestly do not care if anybody puts in their beliefs and philosophy and what you believe in in their autobiography, but I recommend that you do put in your beliefs and philosophy and what you believe in in your autobiography if you were to write one.