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Don't Use Authenticity as an Excuse to Be Cruel

Finding your true self

People feel a greater sense of meaning in life when they are able to be their true selves. To reveal the true self:

  • Think of only those traits you are able to express around those people you are closest to.
  • Now think of only those characteristics that you possess and are often able to express to others in social settings.

The distance between your answer to the true-self and the social settings prompt is how far you have to go to become authentic. Ultimately, the way we act around those who are closest to us is how we should act around everyone.

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