on authenticity

1.  It is a burden to be inauthentic.  Construction and maintenance of any persona draws from the person themself. 

2.  Honesty is not something we owe only to others.  Self-delusion is easy and commonplace; we must constantly be accountable to our own selves. 

3.  Authenticity is hard work.  Hew your character as a sculptor does: refining, refining. 

4.  In everything you do, ask: is this honest?  How many of our daily decisions would fail this one-question test?