March 31, 2015 § Leave a comment
I’m afraid the word “authenticity” has become well, yawn.
Somehow it has become ubiquitous. Seemingly, everyone is labeled “authentic.”
What was at one time, a word saved for people who are truly authentic, those who do what they say, live what they say, those who share vulnerably, and carry themselves with the requisite confidence that comes with authenticity, has become watered-down, vanilla, over-used, and thus rendered meaningless.
I hereby take back the word authenticity and want to return it to its proper space.
The truth? It’s a rare trait, not universal. Precisely because it’s rare that gives it real meaning in someone.