To say authenticity happens by accident is ignorance and stated by those who probably struggle with being authentic themselves, because by stating this, it shows that they think authenticity is found, not cultivated and created. It takes a plan, a vision and a choice, to be who you want to be! If you don’t, who you are will change with whichever group or person has the most influence in your life.
"There are far too many parents who live with the philosophy of "Follow what I say, not what I do," and we all know this doesn't work well. It kills trust in our children. They see us talk one way but live another. I heard someone say one time, 'Children are really bad at doing what we tell them, but really great at doing what we show them'. "