As does mine. I am my father' daughter. As he is his Mother's son. Our life story is a connection of stories. Just as leaders, those we lead are not simply products of our the situation at hand, they are human beings that come with life experiences and life stories.
My story is connected to the abusive environment my father experienced as a child. My story is also very much defined by the conscious choice on my father's behalf to "break the cycle" of domestic abuse and work to create a healthy environment for his children to grow up in. To move away from a state of victim hood to centering on values and purpose.
My story is then defined by the fact that I was raised more by the process of creating a purpose-driven values system, than by a flawed human being unsure of his ability to live up to the person he saw in his children's eyes.
We are embedded in our stories as human beings. It is the narrative we create that we continuously seek to validate. What story do you tell yourself? About you? About your circumstances? About the world around you? About others? How does your story differ from others; AND from reality?