Seth Godin on Scuff-Proof Shoes.
I choose option #2. Being authentic about who/what you are is a helluva lot easier than trying to pretend to be perfect.
Not to mention that if people like you for who you are, warts and all, it’s a much more real and lasting connection than people who like you when they think you’re something you’re not.
And with that, I’m off to take the pup to my mom’s for Labor Day. (Although I’m pretty sure she’d prefer to just keep sleeping in the bathroom…)