As The Fault in Our Stars notes, we all have our own unique story. Our stories are defined by a mixture of challenges and victories: illnesses, the loss of a loved one, moving, winning the championship game, or graduating.
Whatever your story is, those defining stories are small instances through which your view of life changed. We remember these moments the most, even if they happened in a split second. Without these memories it’s likely that we would not be the people we are today.
These stories are us and they aren’t us; it’s how you approach them that matters. Our challenges and victories aren’t us; we are what we got out of them. We have to define our moments.