I agree with Albert Einstein‘s two observations.
There is a compelling need for authenticity in human relationships.
For centuries, we have been marinated in bromides. For example:
o “Say what you mean and mean what you say.”
o “Talk the talk but also walk the walk.”
o “Erase the gap between what you firmly believe inside and what you reveal to the outside world.”
o “Tell people what they need to know, not what they want to hear.”
o “There should be no difference between what you say and what you do.”
o “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.”
And perhaps the most widely quoted, from Polonius in Act 1, Scene III of Shakespeare’s Hamlet:
“This above all: to thine own self be true
And it must follow, as the night the day
Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
It has become a cliche but remains true that all cliches express a timeless truth.
You can’t have everything in life. Where would you put it?