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?