Accidental personal injuries are absolutely the worst. “Oh, how did you do that?” “Well, frankly, I’m an idiot.”
But it’s still a story. You may have been an idiot, but the story surrounding the event is still meaningful. I tell two stories of accidental personal injury on a fairly regular basis and not once has someone called me an idiot and nor have I called myself an idiot. Be more self-confident when telling your story. There’s no other story quite like it.
whenever somebody says like “so what did you do today?” just look off into the distance and say “the right thing”
I was asked if I had a plan for my potential career when I graduate. I responded, ‘no’ and got berated with what this guy thought I should do. Now, when asked if I have a plan, I will respond with, ‘the right plan.’