Everybody wants to be authentic these days. Not me. I'm not authentic, and I'm not even trying to be authentic. It's not that I want to be fake and phony. I just know I'm not authentic, because I know as hard as I try to be authentic, I just can't do it, and neither can you. Here's why.
To be truly authentic, you have to be a true original. By definition, something that's authentic has a "claimed and verifiable origin or authorship." An authentic Rembrandt sketch is one-of-a-kind. It's not a copy. it's the first one. Even if you take "authentic" to mean something other than "original," you're still faced with something that's "fully trustworthy." Sorry. I'm trustworthy most of the time, but fully? Not a chance.