I don't buy 99% of what the world is selling me. I don't think most people are authentic simply because they are fearful, afraid to strike out from the crowd, so they go along and do nothing very interesting or creative, or passionate. I don't subscribe to the traditional definitions of beauty or success. I think the most intelligent "person" I know is my twenty four year old dog that hates everyone but has figured out a way to live a long serene and undemanding life in relatively flawless health. I don't believe in "casual" friends, they are always fake "air kissers" or pathetic *** kissers. I feel that human beings are basically mindless sheep, only they are much more lethal. I think it is possible to live an authentic life, but, most don't choose to do so.