It always amused me that authenticity, even before it was termed within existentialism, is a constant in existentialist works and yet the existentialist thinkers could never resist the urge to add on "... and so we must..." Kierkegaard had us become knights for God, Nietszche had us become supermen, Sartre tried to tie existentialism in with communism, Camus had us increase the quantity of experience... Even the existentialists could not live in an authentic world. It's almost as if without "I must..." the human brain grinds to a halt. So it seems to me anyway.
"It's almost as if without "I must..." the human brain grinds to a halt. So it seems to me anyway." quote
You are obviously more well versed in existentialism than myself, but, it seems to me if you are not acting out of your own impluse system you are not living the authentic life. Perhaps the reality is that sometimes we can be real, meaning as Nietzsche stated, being that wheel which rolls from its centre, but perhaps only sometimes can we function so, the rest of the time we please others, we please society. It is impossiable for the brain to come to a halt, unless in more than a metaphorical sense, one is brain dead. The world kind of demands a reaction to it, does it not, but, that natural evoking of our impluse systems is in fact, the authentic life, a natural life, responding directly subject to object.
Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature, with Nature." Joseph Campbell quote