The Fame Monster
“I’m beautiful in my way, ‘cause God makes no mistakes, I’m on the right track, baby I was born this way” sings Lady Gaga with pride and meaning.
Authenticity is a ‘view’ that individuals can surely feel but it is quite difficult to describe. Do people think that a certain person is being authentic because they are comparing he or she to the rest of the population? Is there a limit to authenticity? Could someone be ‘too authentic’? How do authentic people deal with their authenticity in there lives? Do they get affected by it? In a good or negative way? Is it safe to be always authentic? Everyone has their own definition of what it is to be authentic, some would say it is about living the present moment and not focus on the past or future, some others state that it is about knowing yourself to the fullest, when some might point out that it is living your life without filters.
Nowadays, thanks to the armada of advertisements and media, it has become easier for humans to create a superficial life instead of fully accept their own and true identity. Many people, often young ones, are easily influenced and manipulated into taking a role that does not naturally suit them, in order to blind in the walls of appearances which can sometimes result in negative consequences that we try to avoid by hiding under layers of illusions and to build a life without genuine identity. The world is thus composed of authentic superficial people and others that are superficially authentic. These people can fully take responsibility with who they are and have chosen to deal with it. They have accepted the qualities and flaws that were ‘given’ to them to the point that they managed to reach a level of self-confidence highly superior to those who are unaware of how important being authentic is in one’s life. They are not afraid of showing their true face, even if it isn’t always easy and learn to overcome the judgement of others. However ‘superficial’ people...
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