Perception is limited. Others–even those closest to us–never really see us as we truly are. Factor in all the propaganda, half-truths, and outright lies told about us, and you’ll quickly see that there’s no one real version of the truth.
Collectively, then, as it’s told by you and those who know you, the story of your life is a work of fiction. The only thing you can control is the story you tell, so you may as well be yourself.