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Do You Ignore The Alluring Invitation of Fakery?

Travel with me back to early March — a period pre-social distancing— to a situation that many of us experienced:

Fakery is an invitation, one we all have unwittingly accepted at some point.

As a resident of Los Angeles, fakery is an inevitable lived experience of mine. Hollywood culture breeds superficiality and plasticity. Botox beauty produces plastic smiles which breed a contagion of pseudo happiness.

Authenticity is an invitation, one we all have unwittingly accepted at some point.

The scenario I shared at the top of this article was inspired by someone who told me that in March she was in a group with her co-workers and a manager asked them how they were doing. No one dared to speak their truth. When she expressed how the onset of this pandemic was negatively affecting her, suddenly a floodgate of similar sentiments opened. Mostly everyone felt the same way she did but they needed an invitation to be authentic.

Just a man living with a wild notion that I can be the change I wish to see in this world. See my website to follow my journey as I do this. Johnbroadway.me

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