What if I told you everything you know is not exactly true and accurate, even if you actually experienced it, it’s still a lie.
There is always a distance between the real side of the story and the narrator of the story, and in between that distance anchors perception, emotions, and a few psychological factors that affect the way we see things and the way we remember them.
I recently had a conversation with someone about our shared history and I realized that we had a different perception of what happened between us, and remembered it differently. It felt like we were talking about two entirely different things.
With years, our stories become more unreliable, it’s not on purpose or because we just are pleased with not telling the truth, it’s just what it is. We all have different stories to tell about a particular thing.
With that being said, things like history shouldn’t be perceived as 100% true. Also, don’t take everyone’s word for it. When you understand that everyone is an unreliable narrator, including yourself, life becomes easier. Watch the movie ‘Life itself’ for clarity.