Sincerity and Authenticity

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  • Be Yourself Is Horrible Advice Analysis

    While reading the article entitled “Unless You’re Oprah, ‘Be Yourself’ Is Terrible Advice” by Adam Grant, I found that I was immediately drawn to it because I agreed with many of the concepts Grant addressed. To be honest, I did not realize what a commonly used phrase “be yourself” was, and still is, until he pointed it out. Grant points out that while most people claim honesty and authenticity is the best policy, when this theory is actually put into use the negative effects of the two can be observed very quickly. Grant utilizes an experiment performed by author A.J. Jacobs to demonstrate these negative effects. Jacob’s efforts at being “totally authentic” backfired rather quickly. While Jacobs was being open and honest in his communication with others he was also damaging some of his relationships and breaking other’s spirits. This illuminates Grant’s claim that “No one wants to hear everything that’s in your head. They just want you to live up to what comes out of your mouth.”…

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  • Audacity Of Sincerity Analysis

    The Audacity of Sincerity I 'm being sincere here, I promise; but the thought of blazing a trail of sincerity in a world that is accustomed to lies is an audacious move that requires stern commitment. I have wondered time and time again that how did we get to the point where manipulation has become the norm; sincerity and irony have almost become synonymous. On the part of the pop artistes, I see a conundrum of insincerity that is necessitated by an audience that has developed “itchy ears” for…

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  • Kasser's Relationship Between Pursuing Wealth And Happiness

    so successfully -- are generally less happy than those who do not pursue wealth. What is the cause and effect relationship between pursuing wealth and unhappiness? Interestingly, it is not materialism which causes unhappiness directly, but that unhappiness and materialism are mutually reinforcing mechanisms. He notes that people who have experienced true deprivation are those who, later in life, are the most materialistic -- for example, those who went through the Great Depression often…

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  • Theme Of Loneliness In The Poser

    importance of the appearance of the individual rather than sincerity. In Giovanni’s life, there is a lack of tangible authenticity, which leads him to downward spiral into loneliness. For Truman, his single encounter with authenticity allows him to see how truly alone he has been. Rubin and Niccol use their protagonists to draw attention to the faults in 21st century culture related to unauthenticity and it’s direct correlation to loneliness. Both Giovanni and Truman live surrounded by facades,…

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  • David Grazian's Blue Chicago

    his ethnography on blues clubs in Chicago, David Grazian argues that authenticity is a social construct, based on an ideal reality of fixed subjectivities, formed by various factors. Further, the ways in which cultural consumers and producers assess authenticity is fluid in nature; it is never static and despite how much it shapeshifts over time, it remains as an absolute truth for those that create it. In Blue Chicago: The Search for Authenticity, Grazian details the primary variables that help…

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  • Disadvantages Of Makeup Therapy

    Strengths and Challenges Paper There are many aspects that makeup therapy and all that it entails. However, there are even more personal characteristics that determine an effective counselor. Within every individual lies certain strengths and weaknesses, as soon to be counselors, these need to be identified. One needs to perform a self-evaluation to know these fully. My personal characteristics strengths that will help me become an effective therapist are: know how to make choices that are life…

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  • Engaged Anthropology: Diversity And Dilemmas

    anthropology is a clue to realistic problems from the rapidly changes of current society and it contribute to human existence in future. In this essay, “On Ethnographic Sincerity” and “Engaged Anthropology: Diversity and Dilemmas” represent intersubjective condition in ethnographic and reveal anthropological perspectives with nations or peoples in society. In the article, “On Ethnographic Sincerity” represents that realism and sparkle of interaction to debating through ethnographic. The…

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  • Barker And Taylor Kiss Analysis

    2007, pp. ix) Performers, artist and cultural products can only be authentic if they do not contradict their understood nature. Dinn (2012) states “when we think about the authenticity of a musical product, debating its presence or absence with our friends or colleagues, we often rely on sentiments like sincerity. To me, this points to an important element in understanding how music is validated.” Musical pieces which evoke and emit thoughts and sentiments, would often resonate with certain…

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  • Authenticity Of The Slave Narrative Analysis

    Authenticity of the Slave Narrative Only a scarce amount of people would say they were not familiarized with the classic fable “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” growing up. The story’s most simplistic message is to always be sincere or people won’t believe you when you have something valid to say. This story has been told for hundreds of years and is often utilized as a tool to teach children about the importance of truthfulness. Authenticity is one of humanity's greatest values, so when the genuinity of…

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  • Analysis Of The Ethnographer By Jorge Luis Brogues

    While reading both of my articles a short fictional story “The Ethnographer” by Jorge Luis Brogues came to my mind. In the story an indecisive college student with nothing singular is motivated by one of his advisors to conduct participant observation with a tribe to decode the secrets of their medicine man. On his return the university promised him to publish his work. He fully emerges on the lifestyle of the tribe and after two years the secret was reveal. On his return he refuses to publish…

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