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Philosophy Are you living an authentic life?

Are you living an authentic life?

  • Yes, totally

    Votes: 3 15.8%
  • Somewhat

    Votes: 7 36.8%
  • A bit

    Votes: 5 26.3%
  • No

    Votes: 4 21.1%

  • Total voters
    19

Clueless Git

Plant powered
What do we mean when we talk about "an authentic life"?
Given the primary definition of Authentic; of undisputed origin and not a copy; genuine:

I have absolutely no idea whatsoever.

Clues abound that being 'authentic' is very important to people though.


Whole thing minds me of the saying "I want to be different, just like everybody else ..."
 

Poppy

Ankle Biter
It's probably a whole lot easier for those of us who don't have to struggle to make ends meet to live an "authentic life" than those who do. Not having to deal with the daily grind must be like hitting the "authentic life" lottery - which makes it seem pretty inauthentic actually.
 

shyvas

Deity
Forum Moderator
It's probably a whole lot easier for those of us who don't have to struggle to make ends meet to live an "authentic life" than those who do. Not having to deal with the daily grind must be like hitting the "authentic life" lottery - which makes it seem pretty inauthentic actually.
Yes, having to struggle and earn your living could be considered as ''authentic''.
 

Indian Summer

Cult Leader
Administrator
Is it more difficult for women to live authentic lives?
"If Samus chooses to fight space pirates as part of her project to free the galaxy of the intergalactic yoke of evil space pirates ... Is she merely interiorizing a patriarchal standard by replicating a masculine myth of virility? ... What about if she wears a bikini?"
 
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