The conversation had moved on to the matter of authenticity or integrity?
The former being true to who you are, the latter about connection to self, to others and to the world.
Someone contributed, we are not just one person but many people.*
I remarked, this was only a story they were telling themselves, meaning, we use stories to connect all of the complexity – the people we have been in different times, different places with different people – working in the same direction a life worth living.
(*For me, integrity is about connecting to all of these Geoffreys.)