We can be heroes - #Trust 30 - Day 11
Imitation is Suicide. Insist on yourself; never imitate. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Write down in which areas of your life you have to overcome these suicidal tendencies of imitation, and how you can transform them into a newborn you – one that doesn’t hide its uniqueness, but thrives on it. There is a “divine idea which each of us represents” – which is yours?
I don't believe there is just one divine idea within each of us. I believe we carry a base, probably a genetic one, but we build "our divine idea," as Fabian calls it, up from the base with the values we pick up along the way. And in building this concept, we mirror ourselves to our heroes, the people we look up to, the people we admire. And I'm sure these people would be or are quite content if they see a bit of themselves in what we become in the end. I know I would be proud if part of me would live on in other people. Wouldn't we all?
So tell me, what is wrong with a little bit of imitation?