Our stories shape us, through tragedy and triumph, and through the unique experiences that ultimately define us.
If uniqueness can be equated with value, then we are all infinitely valuable because we are each infinitely unique.
Every one of us has had different experiences, different circumstances, and different interpretations that shape our story, and shape us.
It is our story that makes us special. It is our story that makes us valuable.
Without a unique story we are nothing more than 7 billion bipedal mammals from the same genetic line that eat, sleep, poop, reproduce, and die.
Without a story we are ants in a colony, bees in a hive, autonomons in an endless cycle of pointlessness.
But we’re not ants, or bees, or autonomons. Each of us is infinitely valuable because we each have a special story.
It doesn’t matter if your story is full of castles and gold or dungeons and tragedy. The value of a story doesn’t come from its content.
The value of your story comes from how you live it, from the mistakes you make, the people you love, the reasons you cry, and the lives you touch.
Your story, your life, and YOU, are special, unique and infinitely valuable.
You are your story, live it well.