From Tamsen McMahon:
The path to authenticity isn’t action. It’s acceptance. Of who you are, what you stand for, of what your beliefs and values are. It’s understanding that not everyone will like you — and being okay with that. It’s about standing firm.
John Falchetto made a rather excellent point on this blog last week, explaining that we can’t really hide our true selves online. Coincidentally Tamsen took this idea even father, going all the way to its logical conclusion: the mission isn’t to discover what you believe, but to accept what you already know to be true. Even if that means losing those who feel differently along the way.