Authenticity: Keeping It Real And Then Some
Leigh Roche says authenticity means expressing your real self, whether in life, art, or skateboarding.
“The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows”
The Buddha knew about keeping things real. He could’ve stayed in his princely life instead of becoming a wandering ascetic, but knew deep down that was not his truth – his authentic life.
Authenticity is also important in extreme sports such as skateboarding, where it’s about more than just being honest. It’s about not being a poseur. ‘Keeping it real’ is instead about being true to one’s self, one’s beliefs.