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Inauthenticity is a faint, futile fugue that robs life of its mystery and meaning. Yet, social survival compels us to hide, to shift, and to manipulate who we are for ironically what we perceive to be our own benefit within that system. Yet it is us who suffers, our spirits depleted and our dreams unfulfilled. We have doubly deceived ourselves.

Eventually, sooner for some and later for others, we come to a point in our lives when we recognize that self-acceptance and genuine self-expression are preferable to shadowing our most special and unique characteristics. We find that doing this not only brings about a sense of personal satisfaction, it also contributes greatly to the world around us. Our self-deception slips away to make room for our true selves, those selves that yearn to shine through all of the darkness in the world.

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