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What’s The Narrative Of Your Life

Melvyn Tan
Melvyn Tan
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What’s The Narrative Of Your Life

For me, the narrative of my life goes like this: you go to school, study hard, go to a good university, get a good job, get married, have children, grow old, and die.

For many of us, we grew up thinking that’s how life should be. For some, they never even venture beyond that narrative.

Allowing the narrative to dictate your life

I, like many of you, were wired to think that this was how my life should be.

The curse of it was that, when life throws you a curve ball, you attribute it to bad luck, or worse, your identity.

We are all made differently

The narrative that worked for some will not work for us.

We have to re-write our own narrative because it is our life and it is our responsibility to do so. For if we fail to take responsibility for that, others would gladly take it for us.

Is the narrative a hindrance or is it helping

What’s the narrative of your life? Is it more of a hindrance than being helpful? Are you struggling to do your best within the confines of the narrative that someone else placed on you?

Melvyn Tan

Despite living the good life at midlife, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. My aim here is to reinvent midlife, learn new skills, and understand how the world works post-COVID.