Tag: authenticity

04 Aug

The Fallacy of Authenticity

Authenticity is a state. Whatever you are, you are. Whether angel or asshole, you are authentically that.
10 Aug

It Ain’t About Authenticity, People.

Authenticity. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. In fact, I’m pretty sure a lot of us are confusing authenticity with integrity. Or even if we’re not, we’re putting the emphasis on the wrong quality. Authenticity is about being real. But real-ness isn’t the issue. When we’re [...]
16 Jun

Be authentic! Be, be authentic!

Lately it seems that everyone’s cheerleading about authenticity. The social media-driven realization that, “Hey! We’re all people after all!” has meant that capital-a Authenticity is, at least for now, a highly desired brand attribute. But the whole construct of “be authentic” seems oxymoronic to me: You are what you are; you can’t be otherwise. If [...]