“Insist on yourself; never imitate.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
After the Master attained Enlightenment, he took to living simply — because he found simple living to his taste.
He laughed at his disciples when they took to simple living in imitation of him.
"Of what use is it to copy my behaviour," he would say, "without my motivation. Or to adopt my motivation without the vision that produced it?"
They understood him better when he said, "Does a goat become a rabbi because he grows a beard?"
~ Anthony de Mello
“When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.~Eric Hoffer
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the most bitter.”~ Confucius
“The greatest success is being yourself.”- Anonymous
P.S: Most people spend most of their lives trying to become someone else.Better to be safe than sorry, they feel.Safer to tread the well trodden path.Few have the courage to be themselves…..no matter what.
Why choose to be an imitation when one could be the original ??
One’s contribution is as unique as one chooses to be.
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