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Lately I’ve been trying really hard to be more “authentic” on this platform. But if I’m “t

Lately I’ve been trying really hard to be more “authentic” on this platform. But if I’m “t

Lately I’ve been trying really hard to be more “authentic” on this platform.
But if I’m “trying,” can the result be truly authentic?
That’s the question I’ve been asking myself all morning.
Because if I’m honest, there’s still some level of calculation happening in the trying.
And how can I be both authentic and calculated in the same breath?
Those seem like they would be mutually exclusive qualities…
Which led me to the larger question I’ve been asking myself all morning:
Is possible to be authentic when creating content for public consumption?
Doesn’t the very knowledge, even if it’s buried deep in the back of our minds, that a photo or caption will be shared publicly, diminish our ability to call anything we share here truly authentic?
It’s hard to metaphorically dance as if no one’s watching, when at least somewhere in your mind, you’re aware that someone is indeed watching… maybe many people.
Is it even possible? And how does this impact the concept of “authenticity” on social media?
I can’t claim to have the answers to these questions, and that’s why I’m sharing them.
I think it’s important to ask ourselves these kind of questions, and have this kind of conversation more often on this platform.
So I’m curious, what do you think?
Any tips on how to dance like no one’s watching, even in a room filled with people? 💃🏼
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📸: @dancampbelllloyd
Outfit is @aloyoga

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