“Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times. Some people are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”
What does it mean to be authentic, genuine? How do we define truthfulness and sincerity? Is there an absolute truth about who we are, what we do, what we feel, what is good and what is bad for us?
What do we perceive as authentic when it comes to ourselves? Can we be honest to ourselves if we don’t know who we really are? Can we be authentic? Is there such a thing as authentic person? Do we always feel the need to be authentic, right? Aren’t we scared of being wrong and making mistakes or looking weird in strangers’ eyes?
There is no shape and form authentic, the authenticity comes from the combination of unauthentic shapes, forms, rhythms, colors, feelings. In the very instant of creation, exposition and consuming the mixture of unauthencity, we live an authentic experience.
I am going to find the authentic me. I am going to mirror myself in different people – strangers, friends, family, lover. People are mirrors reflecting the moods and emotions of each other in different circumstances. Where is the authenticity, where is the truth about who we are? It’s somewhere in the middle, a unique combination of all our different skins.