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The same life events and facts can make a very different story: a difficult childhood can be seen as the reason why everything else turned out bad or it can be the reason we developed resilience and understand how to read others. The highpoints can be things we love to remember or the reason of anguish because we think we can never attain the same happiness again. What kind of story do you tell yourself about your life? Is it ho-hum or an adventure, challenging or breaking? How we explain our past to ourselves influences not only our happiness but also how we approach things in the future. The good news is that even if you have told yourself a tale that you found depressing you can rewrite it. That doesn’t mean changing the facts. It means deciding to explore alternative and more helpful ways of seeing your life.