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  • Author imageStephan Lendi

Real is more important than correct

In a world where every comma is weighed in the balance and every word is scrutinized for its political correctness, a bold mantra stands out: being authentic is more important than being correct. Put an end to perfectionism and embrace imperfection!

The pressure to be politically correct sometimes feels like running the gauntlet through the minefield of sensitive language. One wrong step and you could inadvertently offend someone. But in the age of authenticity, correct wording is becoming a minor matter. Why? Because the real magic lies in authenticity.


Authenticity is the rebellious whirlwind that overturns the tightly drawn rules of language use. It is the admission of one's own imperfections, the immersion in human genuineness, without fear of the arrows of linguistic correctness. Because those who are authentic own up to their mistakes, laugh at their quirks and radiate an aura that is more infectious than the rigorous attempt to always say everything correctly.


Imagine you are sitting in a meeting and someone dares to make a not quite correct but authentic comment. Suddenly, the icy atmosphere of formalism is infused with a warm touch of authenticity. People start nodding, smiling, and the connection between those present grows as the meaning of what is said transcends formal boundaries.


In a world that is often so serious, the ability to be authentic is like a refreshing shower of rain in the desert of political correctness. It is the promise that behind the scenes of rehearsed behavior, there is a real person who sometimes misses the mark, but takes it with a smile.


Authenticity gives us the freedom to express ourselves without constantly thinking about every word. It allows us to be human and make mistakes while connecting with other people who recognize themselves in our authenticity.


So, in a world that often strives for perfection, we raise our glass to the beauty of imperfection. Being authentic is more important than being correct - a toast to the freedom of human authenticity!


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