The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be. – Socrates
We pretend so many things. We portray, often, a different person than we truly are, to others.
Pay attention to what it is that we try to portray to others. Are those qualities that lead to more Truth, greater Beauty and deeper Goodness?
If so then it’s incumbent upon us to truly be those qualities. Here’s an example: We’re often super nice to folks outside our home. Certainly that’s a great quality to have. Now how about we make it real so that we’re truly nice, most of the time, even with family? That would mean we won’t have to pretend any more. It would mean we’re being honest to our core and living with honor!
Recommendation: Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth