In describing the way that “some people” live, a guy named Erich Fromm said this…
Today we come across an individual who behaves like an automaton, who does not know or understand himself, and the only person that he knows is the person that he is supposed to be, whose meaningless chatter has replaced communicative speech, whose synthetic smile has replaced genuine laughter, and whose sense of dull despair has taken the place of genuine pain. Two statements may be said concering this individual. One is that he suffers from defects of spontaneity and individuality which may seem to be incurable. At the same time it may be said of him that he does not differ essentially from the millions of the rest of us who walk upon this earth.
In the quest for a life that’s real and that makes real sense, thoughts about living out of who we really are (as opposed to who we should be or wish to be) just seem to strike a chord with me.
Sincere, genuine, simple, pure,… those are great words. I imagine those are great ways to live too.
As Matt Redman sings: “Now to live the life”.