I suck at being original. I always have this tendency of imitating the people I look up to. I have my own style doing things yet when I get impressed by these big people, I can't help but try hard to look, sound or think like they do. But I usually look up to people whom I can relate to or who I think I share some similarities with so it must be not that bad at all. Or maybe I only thought so but not really.
And I can say that I'm not alone in this department. This tendency for us to copy the people whom we admire is an epidemic. Such behavior results to loss of individuality and uniqueness. And this is one of the biggest factor why most people now seemed to think, look and sound the same. It is not totally wrong though as long as you are aware that you are doing this and not just being a mindless chameleon camouflaging everything else around him just to fit in. But unfortunately, the reason is the latter most of the time. And yes, I know that chameleon's camouflage doesn't work like that. But you get the point.
A lot of us are trapped into wanting to become the same as our "idols". We admire them so much that we aim to become a duplicate of them. But let me tell you straight. This will never happen. I'm sorry. It's not that I'm saying you are not capable to reach their level. You are. And it's great to be inspired and to learn from these great people. But if you continue aiming to be their "copy", you'll remain to be in their shadow no matter how good you become in the future.
So stop trying to be so much like them and start becoming the best of what you can be.
And please remind me to tell this to myself.