What is it that makes an authentic life?
What are the benefits in choosing to life an authentic life?
The authentic life is not only about self-realisation but has a common good component that is self-transcending. Authenticity is a broader, and richer, working out in connection with others as community and encompasses the ethical. Ethical life is a ‘recombination, of the elements of life … in order to increase joy’. This is in opposition to ‘advanced capitalism’ that produces ‘sad affects, or paralysis, as well as promoting a certain ignorance as regards what causes certain affects’.
 Taylor, Charles (1992) The Ethics of Authenticity, Viking, London.
 O’Sullivan, Simon and Zepke, Stephen (eds) (2011) Deleuze, Guattari and the Production of the New, Continuum, London, p. 93.