The Huffington Post:
We can all agree that being fake is a negative thing — no one wants to feel like they’re being played by someone who is just acting, nor does anyone want to be known as someone who doesn’t live true to themselves. But what makes a person trulygenuine?
Millennials in particular, who have matured in the age of social media, struggle to both pin down this personality trait and determine whether or not they possess it. They spend significant amounts of time curating the most share-worthy photos on Instagram, creating a summarized snapshot of their lives on Facebook, and posting descriptions of themselves on online dating websites. And as “real” as those shared moments may be, there is a selectivity involved in designing one’s ideal self, rather than exposing all there is to bare.
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