Genuine or Nah?

Our Weekly 2 Minute Read

Edition 152 - June 27, 2021

In our society, we often find ourselves "following" people.

We follow people because they portray values or ideals that we like or agree with.

Those people represent a larger voice for something we stand behind.

But in the world of social media, it's easy to portray as if those values are real.

We can only see what is shown to us.

We can't see the other side.

Similar to leadership.

We only see the side we're given.

We only see our bosses at work when they are at work.

We only see governmental leaders in public events or speeches.

But it's rare for us to see the "genuine" side of them.

Often, those who connect with their audience show authenticity.

Showing their real lives and that the values they portray to their audience are actual values that they live by.

There was an uproar a few months back when Gavin Newsom was seen at a dinner event and not wearing a mask.

He lost a lot of faith from his followers by contradicting his statement that masks need to be worn in public.

He made a mistake and later continued to live out his values.

But it goes to show - it's important to walk the talk and do as you say.

-Brandon Kuey