This topic has been on my mind a lot lately: what does it mean to be authentic? By definition authentic is synonymous with genuine. Spending a little more thought on the subject, I realized that authenticity is relative. Some might say that the most authentic people present themselves in the same manner to everyone around them, no matter who that person is. But I don’t buy that. Can you behave differently around your boss and your best friend and still be authentic? Yes. Of course.
It isn’t about how many followers you have, or how many connections you have on Facebook. Focus on presenting your authentic self to whoever you meet. Don’t seek validation by numbers. You are such a beautiful, wonderful person, and no amount of likes can represent your value on this Earth. Next time you are crafting that clever Instagram caption, after carefully editing it, think: are you putting this out there because you want to share the moment with your friends or are you doing it for the likes?