We're all the heroes of our own stories.
We have to be, because our life is the only one available to us - try as we might to live through others via jealousy or gossip - so, our life is the only movie we get to play and thus we automatically win the role of leading act.
Question is, what movie do you want to be in? Drama, comedy, horror, romance?
And do you want to play it on repeat or be innovative and change seeking?
The leading act, even if unpleasant, is still the leading act and the audience has to like them to stick around - or, at least, during production, you have to believe they'll stick around.
How do you do that?
Tell the story that makes YOU want to stick around.
Problem is that you might start to buy into this make-believe as a truth and that your character is the only solo act.
Because sometimes we forget that everyone else is the lead too but just in their own movies, and you matter far less to them, than their own story, so remember that next time you feel deeply embarrassed. No one noticed you - only how they looked.
In life there's no singular truth, only the story you want to believe for yourself about yourself.
What's the story you tell yourself, and is it helpful or hindering?
But remember - it's your life, your choice!
After all, this is the Manual of YOU!
Until next time, take care, stay safe - and sane - and make kind choices!
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