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?

(Author: Fabian Kruse)


When I was young, I would imitate the body language of my favorite teachers, especially how they moved their hands. 


As a manager, we were always told to imitate our best bosses. What an oxymoron! 


I guess the experience taught me in a painful way, all I could do was be the best I could be. 


It is in this valley that I am trapped, trapped by the fear of being the real me, but imitating no one. I find myself following good practical advice these days. I need to step from the valley into the light of me.  


The divine idea I represent is all encompassing light. Not the harsh, hot of sun of afternoon. The early dawning light of morning which overcomes darkness and brings life to the world.