1. We’re searching for individual experiences.
While I was growing up, my great aunt Mary always entertained me with her travel stories. She was a single woman in the 1970s, visiting Jamaica with her best friend. She went to two days of Woodstock with a much older man. She spent a year cooking for the Rockefellers in New York City. I used to eat these stories up, but after a while they just made me jealous. As a millennial, it wasn’t enough for me to just hear her stories. I needed to have my own.