Authentic Self Rant

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Every time I read advice about how to be a great <insert whatever here> they say to be your authentic self.  

  • Be a great leader – be your authentic self.  
  • Find core readers – be your authentic self.
  • Cure halitosis – be your authentic self.

You get the idea.

My issue is that they don’t really mean be who you are, they mean show the bits of yourself that re-enforces whatever image you are trying to portray.


I know I’m an introvert, pun and fantasy-loving, nerd.  I never figured out the image thing, so in an effort to be my authentic self I’m going to crack a joke.


I’m Not Procrastinating I’m Doing Side Quests.

I’m totally getting that on a t-shirt.

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