Why are you making up stories about yourself?

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I had a boss who used to say that everything was phenomenal. He would sound out the syllables as if that made things even more phe-nom-en-al. He had a French accent too, so that made it sound fancier. He was a born salesman. Even when he was the CEO of his own very successful company he was still always selling: selling the bank on giving him more money, selling the landlord on giving him more renovations…