"The stories we tell about ourselves, they're almost like our infrastructure, like railroads or highway. We can build them almost any way we want to, but once they're in place, this whole inner landscape grows up around them. So maybe the point here is that you should be careful about how you tell your story —or at least conscious of it—because once you've told it, once you've built the highway, it's just very hard to move it."

—This American Life, #504: How I got into College


Today, as you're going about your day, pay attention to the stories you tell about yourself and your life. Me, too. I will.