Good morning, dawyii.
(1) I believe that the answer lies in one word in your question: CALCULATION.
(2) Although anyone can be "packaged," let's use a politician as
(3) Here in the United States and some other countries, if people want to
be elected to public office, they must be packaged.
(a) For example, when you send a gift to a friend, you wrap the gift with
beautiful paper. So you make the package (with the gift inside) very
attractive -- even if the gift itself is not very good.
(b) When they package a person who wants to be elected, they do many
(i) They tell him/her how to dress for different groups.
(ii) They tell him/her what language to use. (If s/he is talking to a group
of uneducated people, maybe s/he will speak some "bad" English
ON PURPOSE. )
(iii) They tell him/her how to answer certain questions so that nobody
will get angry. In other words, TO LIE.
(iv) They tell him/her when to smile or when to cry (just a little bit).
(v) They tell him/her which TV programs to appear on and which ones to
(4) I am sure that you have gotten the idea. In other words, a packaged
person lacks authenticity (another word in your question). The person is
putting on an act. S/he is an actor.
(a) In other words, we see the attractive package but not the
Of course, as Shakespeare said, we are all actors. But a packaged
individual goes much too far.
Have a nice day!