All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art Jorge Luis Borges,
I DO think just like that - however, many of the stories can't be told. Not at least in any recognisable form.
I have no wish to upset any living person.
Or be sued.
So, for the most part...
That's not to say that our experiences can't still be a resource. They shape us as a person so they MUST shape our work, like it or not.
I'm going to explore this further, though not today.
There's too much happening in my life that I'm storing up as a resource to be revealed in my next story!