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In our interconnected world is it easier or harder to be authentic?
"Authenticity is the degree to which one is true to one's own personality, spirit, or character, despite external pressures; the conscious self is seen as coming to terms with being in a material world and with encountering external forces, pressures and influences which are very different from, and other than, itself" - Wikipedia
Authenticity is often considered a difficult state to achieve, partly because of the pressure to conform to social constructed norms, and partly due to a person's own character.
Heidegger associated authenticity with non-technological modes of existence, seeing technology as distorting a more "authentic" relationship with the natural world.
Nietzsche lamented "herding animal morality".
Is the diversity of ideas flooding our conscience in the interconnected world fostering independent thought, or is it increasing the pressure to adopt ideals that are not true to ourselves? Does it perpetuate an "illusion of individuality"?