Identity

“I don’t set out to be different, I set out to be me, People think it’s different”   unknown

We are given an identity of our own by nature.

None of us is similar, in other words, we are different from each other.

Still we love to imitate others!

Unfortunately, right from childhood, you are influenced by your parents.

Parents talk about their role models and expect their children to follow their advice.

I remember a particular situation where parents forced the kid to join the medical course, which the boy was not interested in. He completed his course for parent’s sake later never practised medicine at all. A waste of a seat and talent!

Better we educate the children to develop individuality rather than comparing one child with another or forcing them to do things, they don’t like.

Instead of forcing children to follow a certain path, parents should give freedom to their children to make decisions. To some extent, parents can guide.

Even kids have ideals and love to imitate them.

What happens if you start imitating others?

You fail to have inspiration!

“The biggest challenge of life is to be yourself, in a world that is trying to make you like everyone else”  Unknown

Comparisons lead to imitations

No doubt we look for inspirations and try to get some encouragements by following our ideals, but in the process, we are failing to bring out our hidden talents.

I agree human requires a sort of comparison to assess their own capabilities. But imitating others?

When do you know you are winning?

“You know you’re winning when you see you’re being copied”  Robin Sharma

Take home message

” It’s better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation”  Unknown

Please share your thoughts.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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  19 comments for “Identity

  1. January 28, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    “Be yourself, everyone else is taken.” – Oscar Wilde

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  2. January 28, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    I think that imitation uses another person’s work as a desired endpoint, while inspiration may use some aspect of another person’s work as a starting point.

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  3. January 28, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    You try to set a good example to your children, but they will forge their own path!

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  4. January 29, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Agree. Let parents imbibe the values and let the children take care of themselves.

    Like

  5. January 29, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    🖤

    Liked by 1 person

  6. January 29, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    Absolutely true! Parents can guide their children but cannot make choices for them.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. January 31, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Be yourself It’s easier and your better qualified

    Laugh Loud and Proud

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  8. February 1, 2021 at 7:23 am

    Agree

    Like

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