Crave for ingenuity as imitation is suicidal. That is the message from today’s prompt from Trust30.
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?
However I believe imitation is one of the best ways to learn from your master or any other source of inspiration for that matter. That is how as kids we learnt literally everything. By imitating others do things and say things. That is how most of us learn even today. Some may call it, ‘inspiration’, but Imitation in its purest form has a place in terms of learning new things and understanding the world.
However with all we learn, we must explore, experiment and end of the day we must be able to express our own. So imitation could lead to ingenuity.