THE OUTSIDE: What Does It Really Mean To Be Authentic?

Nathaniel Hawthorne was a writer and novelist who lived in the early- to mid-1800s. He said, “No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which one is true.” This is how I define authentic communication. It is all about wearing the same face in every situation and communicating from the heart regardless of the environment or the person or people with whom you are speaking.