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Regarding Authenticity, I read this great blog about the problem with it:
Elizabeth Kings says "So the problem with authenticity is that it asks that we actually be exactly what we claim to be."
What if we are authentically rude, selfish, arrogant and a people hater. Well, we can't be that to other people, especially if we are trying to win their trust, so they can follow me and by my stuff or I can be their coach or mentor.
In the end she says:
"Instead of rallying for others’ authenticity, perhaps we should be supporting and encouraging each other in our quest to be better people."
She wraps by saying:
"Ultimately, the desire for an authentic experience is the desire for an experience grounded in truth and reality; and, if you want grounding in truth and reality, your daily life will become an evolutionary process of rooting out falsehoods, both the lies you’ve been told (about who you are, the way you do things, the type of person you are) and the lies we’re all telling each other thinking we make things easier.
Being brave enough to seek out authenticity—the truth—functionally calls us to battle for abundance in our lives. We learn to fight for what is good and right, we find joy in learning the freedom of giving without expecting in return, we bear others’ burdens as though they are our own—when we’re living authentically we’re finally freed to love deeply. Rooting out authenticity lets us know each other and ourselves and live fruitfully: after all, the truth shall set us free."
Wow...that was good.
Just wanted to share that with you all. Have a good one.