What is it about authenticity that we love so much in others, yet fear the most in ourselves? When we show the world our true selves we open up to the cruelties of the world. We allow ourselves to be vulnerable and beneath the surface- that is what is so frightening.
For some, they view authenticity as an excuse to be rude and hateful, stating it’s just “who they are” and they are just being “authentic.” Y’all… this is not it! These people are being cruel to cover up something deep in themselves and when you stumble across these people- you have to make sure you have boundaries in place to protect yourself.
See, authenticity has nothing to do with being cruel or hateful, you can be both authentic to who you are while remaining kind and thoughtful of others. Read that again y’all.