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Philosophy Are you living an authentic life?

Discussion in 'Social Sciences & Humanities' started by Indian Summer, Oct 14, 2012.

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  1. Clueless Git

    Clueless Git Plant powered

    Milton Keynes, UK
    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 ..."
  2. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer Administrator Owner

    I came across this little video on the topic:
  3. Capstan

    Capstan Fleur-de-Lis

    Only those with birth certificates are authentic. Everybody else is fake.
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  4. So if I want to, and do, live an un-authentic life, I'm being authentic? o_O
  5. Capstan

    Capstan Fleur-de-Lis

    As the author of the unauthenticity, yes.
  6. Poppy

    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.
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  7. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    Yes, having to struggle and earn your living could be considered as ''authentic''.
  8. So if I inherit an obscene amount of money at birth, I can not life an authetic life, unless I give it all away?
  9. Blobbenstein

    Blobbenstein .......

    probably what Jesus would have said.
  10. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer Administrator Owner

    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?"