You might think that the price of living a life that is not authentic to you equals the price tag of the latest fashion, the new car, the fancy neighborhood or the over all costs of keeping up with the Joneses.
That is one side of the cost but it goes beyond the actual money balance. The true price of not living an authentic life is UNFULFILLMENT! Social pressure to have this image and to live a Pinterest perfect life in incredible. What a lot of us don't talk about is that we are not very happy living the said "dream". There are many living in the perfect house, having the perfect career or the perfect marriage but feeling so lonely and wishing the imperfect happiness they once had. That feeling that someone is missing - that they are not enough. Almost guilty for wanting more.
While chasing perfection we become completely restless always chasing the next best thing - and never being still long enough to enjoy where we are! Truthfully there will always be someone who is prettier, happier, healthier and wealthier so the importance to live an authentic life to YOU and let go of your image, let go of what everyone else thinks of you and their standards and start living a imperfectly fulfilled life!
If you needed a sign - this is it! Chase the feeling, the joy, the happiness and not the things! And always, be you! After all, everyone else is taken!