What is the story that you tell?
Have you sometimes noticed that others that you meet seem to be telling you the same story about themselves? Maybe you’ve heard how they were hurt at some point, or disappointed, or even happy. Haven’t you noticed that it’s a story?
Maybe you’ve noticed that over time, their story seems to grow and shift and change a bit. Maybe the story’s villain gets more black & white and stark. Or perhaps over time your friend has softened the story some.