How The Outside World Pulls You away From Your Authentic Self (Part 1 w/Jake Bekker)
Validation Kills Authenticity
For this new issue of L’ARTISTE Mag, we had the chance to talk to Jake Bekker, a young filmmaker, photographer and overall creator from Melbourne, Australia.
After years of hard work studying and working in the filmmaking industry, one thing that Jake realized is that we live in a day and age where fame is more important than the work itself.
People would rather chase fame than the hard work that is really hiding behind all this glitz and glam.
The reason for that is because we are beings that seek recognition.
We want to be loved.
We want to be appreciated.
We want to be seen.
But if we work really hard and nobody notices anything then are we really significant?
What people don’t realize is that you don’t need other people’s validation to be a great person.
Your greatness does not magically become significant or existant the moment people notice it.
You were created to be great so you really have been great all this time!
But unfortunately, we live in a time where likes, views and followers amount to our significance.
So people lose their authenticity trying to be something that they think people will like.
Little by little authenticity disappears and makes way for the common.
Everybody trying to be the same.
Everybody trying to do the same.
Everybody chasing the same things.
Until nobody even knows who they are or what they really want to do or what they’re even chasing.
People work hard but not for what truly fulfills them and represents them at their core.
The questions that people should ask themselves is not “what could create a buzz?” or “what can I do to get their attention?” or even “how can I make them think that I am great?” but rather “who am I and what is it that I really want to do?” and “Am I willing to put the work even if nobody’s watching?”
The best part of being your authentic self and working really hard on what fulfills you is working while nobody is watching you because if you’re really the great person that God created you to be, sooner or later, people are going to look at you.
But it should never be your priority or your end goal to have everybody looking at you or what you’re doing.
Your priority should be to be the great person that you were created to be.
And for you to be just that, you don’t need people’s validations.
All you need is your own validation of your true authentic self and God’s words on who He created you to be.
L’Artiste Mag, is a magazine dedicated to all the dreamers, doers, creatives, weirdos, lovers and overall incredible human beings. The goal of this magazine is to awaken your long asleep authentic self and to be able to permanently work/live with it and experience life like you used to experience it when you were a kid, with big eyes full of wonder, joy, fun, creativity and authenticity.