The hottest Authenticity Substack posts right now

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Caitlin’s Newsletter β€’ 2659 implied HN points β€’ 28 Feb 24
  1. The self-immolation of Aaron Bushnell was a profound act of sincerity that shocked society.
  2. This act highlighted the lack of authenticity in a world filled with artificiality and pretense.
  3. Aaron Bushnell's sacrifice awakened a sense of awareness and inspired many to reevaluate their perspectives on global issues and personal sincerity.
The Profile β€’ 2279 implied HN points β€’ 01 Mar 23
  1. Amaryllis Fox emphasized the importance of listening to disarm the enemy.
  2. Fox highlighted the power of relationships and in-person interactions for understanding people's fears and motivations.
  3. Fox stressed the significance of recognizing each other's humanity and finding common ground through empathy and respect.
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Wellness Wisdom by Patricia Mou β€’ 373 implied HN points β€’ 14 Jan 24
  1. Authentic spirituality involves radical transformation and liberation, not just consoling beliefs for the self.
  2. Translation and transformation are two key functions of religion: one creates meanings for the self, the other shatters the self for radical change.
  3. Communicate your authentic spiritual vision with passion and courage to prompt discovery and transformation in others.
Mind Mine β€’ 1238 implied HN points β€’ 02 Aug 23
  1. Performing vs. existing - Are you being true to yourself or acting for others?
  2. Taking off the mask - Living authentically can lead to a deeper sense of self and fulfillment.
  3. The puzzle of self-expression - Prioritize self-expression over performance to access parts of yourself you didn't know existed.
Changing The Channel β€’ 936 implied HN points β€’ 12 Sep 23
  1. Don't be afraid to change the channel in your life, even if it means leaving behind comfort or stability.
  2. It's important to align with your authentic self and values to find fulfillment and avoid being stuck.
  3. Embrace change and take steps towards what you truly love and find purpose in, even if it's not the easier path.
One Thing β€’ 395 implied HN points β€’ 14 Dec 23
  1. Neighborhood restaurants like Tail Up Goat focus on a coherent vision, care, and unexpected surprises, qualities desired in media publications.
  2. One Thing newsletter aims for reliability with interest, focusing on quality, specificity, and texture in the content.
  3. The project explores a new form of 'corner-store microblogging' to move away from formulaic content creation, prioritizing authenticity, creativity, and discussions among cultural friends.
Early Plexus News β€’ 176 implied HN points β€’ 04 Feb 24
  1. Startups usually don't announce the departure of a core team member.
  2. Plexus aims to promote radical authenticity online, inspired by Micah Corning-Myers.
  3. Micah's impact on Plexus is seen in their mission to make people more like him, with a focus on empathy and open communication.
The Profile β€’ 766 implied HN points β€’ 09 Aug 23
  1. Savannah Jordan built a multi-million-dollar marketing agency by dedicating herself fully and pushing through challenges.
  2. Seeking mentorship and learning from mistakes helped Savannah establish Alpha after a previous startup experience.
  3. To stay ahead in marketing, constant research, observing trends, and embracing authenticity are key strategies.
illyanna Maisonet's Newsletter β€’ 786 implied HN points β€’ 28 Mar 23
  1. Author reflects on the growth of their newsletter over the past three years and sets a goal of reaching 10,000 subscribers by the end of 2023.
  2. Author discusses the challenges of comparing oneself to others in the industry and the need for self-acceptance and authenticity.
  3. Author addresses feedback regarding cursing in their content, highlighting the importance of staying true to oneself and maintaining a supportive community.
if not, Paris β€’ 393 implied HN points β€’ 27 Feb 23
  1. Authentic art should not be defined by market value, but by its ability to connect with and inspire individuals
  2. The pressure for artists to focus on self-promotion and follower counts can lead to alienation from the true essence of their work
  3. Choosing anonymity as an artist can be a powerful statement against the expectations of mass popularity and societal norms
Fathom β€’ 353 implied HN points β€’ 02 Jun 23
  1. The town of Wrexham has a history of struggles but also a strong sense of community pride and resilience.
  2. Wrexham has faced challenges from neighboring capitals and individuals looking to exploit rather than support the town.
  3. The recent attention brought by new investors has shed light on the town, its community, and its Welsh heritage, offering hope and pride.
Thinking Out Loud β€’ 48 implied HN points β€’ 17 Feb 24
  1. Identity can be viewed through the lens of sincerity, authenticity, and 'profilicity', each representing different societal influences and perspectives on self-expression
  2. Authenticity suggests being true to oneself beyond societal roles, while 'profilicity' involves shaping identity based on how one is perceived by a larger, often anonymous audience, especially in today's hyper-connected online world
  3. Coexisting, overlapping, and sometimes conflicting identities such as sincerity, authenticity, and 'profilicity' can impact personal growth and self-understanding, urging individuals to navigate and reconcile these different aspects of their identity
let them eat cake β€’ 439 implied HN points β€’ 25 Feb 23
  1. Urban Hawker in New York tries to replicate the essence of Singaporean hawker culture, but falls short in capturing the full experience.
  2. Hawker food is more than just dishes; it's a system of practices, relationships, and locations that define its authenticity.
  3. The affordability and accessibility of hawker culture in Singapore is crucial for its value and quality of life, and replicating it in a different economic context raises ethical concerns.
The Intersection β€’ 158 implied HN points β€’ 11 Sep 23
  1. Productivity is gaining more importance than creativity, with a focus on producing more content rather than emphasizing quality.
  2. Productivity tools may not necessarily make us smarter, as genuine thinking and insights happen internally and resist automation.
  3. Authenticity will ultimately prevail over chasing algorithms and shortcuts in creativity and content creation.
Humanities in Revolt β€’ 179 implied HN points β€’ 30 Apr 23
  1. Thinking critically is as important as physical action, according to bell hooks, as it leads to understanding and learning how life works.
  2. bell hooks challenges the societal norms that discourage critical thinking, arguing that it is a vital capacity for truth, authenticity, and autonomy.
  3. bell hooks emphasizes that critical thinking fosters self-knowledge, agency, and survival, going beyond being a mere academic expectation.
The Intersection β€’ 59 implied HN points β€’ 02 Nov 23
  1. Authenticity is becoming increasingly valuable in a world where AI can create realistic but artificial images.
  2. Using AI in creative work offers convenience, speed, and experimentation opportunities, but also raises concerns about originality and authenticity.
  3. As AI technology advances, maintaining authenticity, pursuing originality, and ensuring quality become crucial to stand out amid the convenience AI offers.
Product Composition β€’ 117 implied HN points β€’ 03 Mar 23
  1. Your work in design management is naturally unquantifiable, leading to anxiety and dissatisfaction in many managers.
  2. As a design manager, prioritize building trust with your team, even in challenging situations.
  3. Design managers need to be responsible for the output, not just facilitate, and balance scalable with unscalable practices.