Being an Authentic Person

There is frequent mention of the importance of being an authentic person and being around be people who are authentic. But what does this mean and why is it so important?

The first thing to mention is that I feel like becoming authentic is a life time process of exploring and better understanding who we are. Being authentic isn’t something that you decide to be and “poof” you suddenly are. Being authentic starts with being honest with yourself which is a difficult task unto itself. Asking yourself who you are is perhaps life’s most difficult question. What should we base the answer to this upon? We could consider our core values or our essential characteristics as the foundation of self. The answer to this question is personal with each person’s answer being as unique as they themselves. Thus, this article is a reflection of what I feel being authentic is and what I aspire to achieve in my life time.

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