Life & Philosophy

Faking It

  • Fake it until you make it.
  • Fake it to blend in.
  • Fake it to remove the discomfort of being an outsider.

Faking it has many benefits. It allows one to blend in at social events, to feign skills at work, and to pump up confidence.

The problem with faking it is that you may get stuck in character. Instead of becoming the person you want to be, you become the person others expect you to be. After all, it’s more comfortable in than out.

But a true life asks for authenticity. Faking it is merely a temporarily survival to get through the bullshit. Real enthusiasm can’t be faked.

“Because you can’t eat the roots of the tree and not eat the tree.”

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.