Achievements have greater appeal as failures, therefore they are systematically overrated. The media usually reportes only about stars, the unsuccessful are not mentioned. Therfore we end up a distorted perception of the real chances. It is useful to study the unsuccessful. #SurvivorshipBias
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I was assigned to the Waffen-SS but was never involved in any crime. Besides, I always felt the need to write about my experiences in a larger context one day. This has only developed recently, now that I have overcome my inner aversion to writing an autobiography in the first place, specifically one having to do with my younger years.