Taylor, Steven S.
Authenticity is being abandoned in modern society in order to have mass-produced goods and easy likes on Instagram’s. During my time in Bangkok, Thailand, I explore the development and promotion of Authentic Coconut Cider Vinegar while working with the Chaipattana Foundation. In order to have something authentic, there needs to be a human connection to either ourselves or others. To find this connection it takes time and passion. Through research, I have found authentic and inauthentic examples in economics, people, and culture. This research has taught me what it means to be authentic. My attempt to make an authentic product has taught me to be an authentic person and therefore, I have been able to fulfill my need for esteem and self-actualization.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
All authors have granted to WPI a nonexclusive royalty-free license to distribute copies of the work, subject to other agreements. Copyright is held by the author or authors, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.