To truly live an authentic live you must live unconditionally...love, laugh, cry, give with all your heart and soul without expectation of receiving anything in return. As soon as you put a condition on it...I'll love you IF, I'll give you this IF, I'll spend time with you IF...it ceases being love and becomes something different altogether.
If you can live unconditionally, you will be able to love unconditionally. But to do it well, you must learn to drop every expectation you have and be willing to live, love, laugh, cry, and give without expecting anything in return. If you can do that, you will be on the path to living an authentic life.
So, little ones, drop the expectations and start living, and loving, unconditionally...on the path to your authentic life.