Think about it:
Man loves woman. Woman loves man. Man is willing to die/dies for woman.
It’s the same story!
Last of the Mohicans 1826, Hawkeye offers to die for Cora (1992 Movie – Best Movie ever)
A Tale of Two Cities 1859, Carton dies for Lucie, slight ripoff of Cooper, eh?
Enemy at the Gates, 2001, 1973 (book – not the same plot) Komrade Komissar Danilov dies because beautiful Soviet Tania loves heroic Vassilli Zaitsev and not him, and the loves his protègé Zaitsev in a Soviet soldier kind of way)
Now stories are inspired by earlier stories.
Some are grotesque complete ripoffs like the syrupy overdone ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is a damn-near verbatim re-telling of E.M. Forster’s brilliant ‘A Passage to India’ in a new setting.
Example: The movie: ‘The Magnificent Seven 1960 was inspired by Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai 1954 who Kurosawa said was inspired by watching old John Ford Westerns!
Think what you want, maybe read all of the above.
READ THEM! You do know how to read, don’t you?
I’m not your f*&king dad. You can do whatever you want.
I’m the lovely Boten-Daughter’s dad, but I don’t tell her sh$t. Why? Because she reads Vonnegut and Shirley Jackson and Richard Matheson and Sartre (She loves Huis Clos) ON HER OWN! By the way, she loves Kurosawa’s Rashomon.
Quit shooting opioids and read a book. Enlighten yourself, Find a sense of purpose, be inspired by something other than the bullshit you watch on television or Wetflix for Khufu’s sake.
Maybe what you’re missing in terms of inspiration in life can be found on some book you’ve been ignoring on the shelf for years.
Peace be the Botendaddy