Authenticity or affection?

The price of living your authentic life means you won’t have the affection of everyone.

Authenticity is the voice you have in your head telling you about the person you could be. Affection is what you gain from others by continuing to do the things they expect you to do.

Authenticity is the gut feeling you have on that big decision. Affection holds you back because making that decision might cause someone to feel differently about you.

Trading authenticity for affection seems attractive in the short term. But authenticity comes out in the end.

Authenticity comes out and affection comes too. Affection from the right people. Especially the most important one. You.