Autenticity as a Life Skill
Authenticity and transparency by definition require self-awareness and a loss of false modesty. Those two conditions underpin communication undermine our comfortable notions about who we are. The old ways we saw ourselves and the old words we used to describe us no longer work quite so well. TheyÃ¢â¬â¢re too misleading, self-deprecating, or just not really who we are.
Once we get the hang of it, authenticity and transparency free us to be honest without self-consciousness. The old fear of boastfulness or self-promotion is gone, because we are self-expressed. Learning to communicate in a blogging culture of such values could make any blogger a better person. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s done that for me.
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–ME “Liz” Strauss