The "A" word: Authentic.
Origin of AUTHENTIC
Middle English autentik, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin authenticus, from Greek authentikos, from authentēs perpetrator, master, from aut- + -hentēs (akin to Greek anyein to accomplish, Sanskrit sanoti he gains)
First Known Use: 14th century
So, original meaning - Perpetrator, Master, To Accomplish, He Gains.
Have you been the perpetrator of your own life?
Are you the master of your life?
What have you accomplished?
What are you gaining?
Are you leading an authentic life?
Are you an artist? Is your work authentic? Are you perpetrating your own vision? The master of what you make? Are you accomplishing and gaining on your goals?
Or...are you about to sell out to make a buck?
Losing the vision in order to keep up society's status quo?
Artists are the educators of authenticity.
The world needs us.