Authenticity is something I think people in general struggle with throughout their life. Which is fair, because people spend a lot of time trying to find or figure themselves out.
It takes time to figure out what your beliefs, passions, wants and needs are.
It takes time to figure out, who you are as an individual.
It takes time to figure out what direction you want to take in life. Somehow your body has a good way of telling you, which way is right and which way is wrong. Sometimes, we fail to listen to our body’s instincts.
So many of us get consumed with life, and the hustle, and work, that we forget to live in the moment. We forget to smell the coffee that gets us through our day.
And then one day, you wake up and go who am I? What am I doing with my life? Why have I wasted so much time?
Or one day you wake up and realize that,
You find yourself in a world surrounded by people pretending to be something their not. – Pretty sure that’s from A Cinderella Story.
And then you go ugh… wth.
The more people I meet and the older I get, the more I notice that people don’t care about being real. In fact they have developed this mentality of “why be me, when I can be someone else?” Which, is very possible with modern medicine.
I think social media has a lot to do with this, because we idolize people and we want their life.
People spend less time worrying and working on themselves and more time worrying about everyone else.
The world right now is full of inauthentic people. I feel so lucky, and blessed when I get to meet real people. People with a personality, who aren’t mindless sheep.
Don’t be a mindless sheep!
The Merriam-Webster definition of authenticity is being true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character.
What does it mean to be true to one’s personality, spirit, or character?
It means understanding that you’re not perfect, but owning your imperfections. It means being open- minded, even if you have your own set of beliefs. It means listening to others without judgment and living your life for you and no one else.
Put yourself first, stay in your own lane, don’t worry about the accomplishments of others. Focus on your journey, because everything else is just noise and a distraction from a fulfilling life.
You are supposed to find yourself, not get lost in all the BS. I know it’s hard, especially, when you can compare yourself to a million people with the swipe of your finger. Stay true to you.
“authentic,” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/authentic. Accessed 12/18/2019.