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8 things you don’t know you’re doing because you’re more authentic than the average person

I think you’ll agree with me when I say:

Authentic people are the best people to hang out with.

They have nothing to prove, they’re comfortable with who they are and they won’t negatively judge others to make themselves feel better.

I don’t know about you, but I find these kinds of people way more relaxing to hang out with.

But how do you work out whether you’re an “authentic person?”

Are you living the life you really want without conforming to society’s limiting standards?

If you are, you might identify with these 8 habits without even realizing it:

1) You live in the moment

Not only is present moment awareness crucial to living a happy and fulfilling life, it’s also a cue that you’re living authentically.

Why? Because you’re not stuck in your head. You’re not comparing yourself to others and dwelling over your insecurities.

Too much thinking gets in the way of who we really are. Our ego clouds our judgement and we’re no longer living presently.

But if you focus on living presently, you won’t be stuck in your thoughts and your self-serving ego won’t have any control over you.

2) You keep an eye on the bigger picture

You’re focused on your long-term goals that are bigger than yourself. You know this is the most fulfilling way to live.

Too many people pursue temporary pleasure, while you’re more focused on the process of building something important.

This is why you LOVE long-term relationships. It’s a chance to grow together and create something special. You really can’t understand why some people jump from fling to fling without ever building something meaningful.

It’s only the insecure people who pursue casual flings and material wealth because it makes them feel better about their broken selves.

You’re comfortable with yourself, so why the hell would you focus on that shit?

3) You accept that bad times are part of life

We all suffer. It’s an inevitable fact of life. But instead of denying this and prolonging your suffering, you accept it as a natural part of life.

You know that life is going to put challenges in front of your path and sometimes you won’t have control over what happens.

You can only control your reaction and that allows you to live the best life possible.

4) You don’t judge others

We all go through shit in life. And the complexity of life means that you’ll never really understand what it’s like to be someone else.

This is why you don’t judge. There’s always a logical reason for why someone acts the way they do. You let people be and accept them for all that they are.

5) You don’t care about superficial attention

You’re the opposite of a superficial person. You’re comfortable with who you are, so why the hell would crave attention for meaningless things like status and appearance?

You know this doesn’t lead to true inner peace and happiness. The best way to live a happy life is to be content with you are while working on goals that are bigger than yourself.

6) You don’t blindly listen to advice from other people

You’re open to taking advice, but you’ll only do so after careful consideration of the available information.

You trust your ability to think for yourself. You don’t let other people to tell you what do unless it’s actually valuable and moving yourself forward.

7) You don’t complain about your problems

We’ve all met those people who constantly spread toxic energy everywhere. But you’re weary of the effect you’re having on others. You know that complaining only serves to bring others down with you.

You’re all about progress. You’d rather talk about solutions and goals.

8) You don’t care if other people don’t like you

If other people don’t like you, it doesn’t faze you. You know you’re just being yourself and if other people don’t like it then there’s not much you can do to change it.

It’s impossible to please everyone and being fake to do so would bite you in the ass anyway. You are who you are and if others don’t like it, they can go to hell!

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Pearl Nash

Pearl Nash

I've always been passionate about eastern philosophy, ever since I became aware that western philosophy places too much emphasis on being positive and happy all the time. I prefer to keep things simple, and I hope you enjoy my writing on Hack Spirit.
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