Authenticity examined through movies…
When I watch TV series on Netflix or Amazon, or read thrillers, I working… wouldn’t you like to get a job like that? lol.
When I was in high school, I joined every group, every course, went to every seminar that spoke about movie making, the art.
When I had my high school final exams, I got lucky and I pulled question #40 on movie making… I so fascinated the three teachers that were the “jury” that I upset the exam schedule…
The trick (what I didn’t know} was that I watched the movies on all levels, auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. I felt the feelings of the characters, while I saw them and while I heard them.
360 degree experience.
My experience is that I can go to the movies with anyone, and come out and find out that we saw two different movies… Very weird.
Anyway… One of the phenomenon I can see, hear and feel, that most people can’t, is authenticity.
Twenty years ago, I spent three-four years of my life to distinguish, for myself, what authenticity was… these are the words that I have come up with:
Authenticity equals: nothing is hidden.
But that was before I started to watch these long TV series. Some of the most authentic characters have had, in their lives, things they did, that they needed to hide, or they would go to prison.
So this has been prompting me to revise my “definition” from 20 years ago, to include lying by omission, and even by commission… and yet be true to what real authenticity is. So, today I could say: authenticity is not hiding your real self.
But what if you are a creep? A conniving bitch? A psychopath? A greedy monster? Is authenticity available to you then? I guess it is… When you pull back all your power to yourself, you may have the energy to change, if you don’t like who you are, or if it doesn’t get you what you want in life. But as long as your energy is in pretending, you have no energy to change.