Is Happiness Gained By Being Inauthentic?

Our concern for what others think of us is one of the primary obstacles to enjoying life. At some point, we have to inquire what motivates us to want to be accepted by others, so that we can penetrate this unknown territory and understand what is really happening. Why are we willing to be inauthentic – to play roles and wear masks – to gain others’ approval?
Why not take this question up today and explore your answer….
Andre Gide, the French author, spoke about his unwillingness to play these roles: “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”