Say you are a movie director shooting a film of your own life. How do you see the story unfolding? Is it a biopic, perhaps starting when your parents got together, and ending with a touching funeral? Do you star in every scene?
Most of us see our lives that way. It’s all about us: “I did this; that happened to me, then this person came along, then I did that. I made these mistakes, and I did these other good things. I grew in such and such ways. All in all, I guess it’s been pretty OK.”