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Old 08-10-2018, 05:09 AM   #1
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Have you ever met some people in your life that you admired very much, to the point that you wanted to be like them, and started to act similarly? What do you guys think? Is it an healthy or unealthy thing to do?
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:19 AM   #2
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No, canít say I have that experience but I donít think itís wrong if you immitate some good behavior traits. Do you have specific examples?
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A lot of moral education was and often still is the imitation of great people, such as the great leaders of Ancient Rome (as in Plutarchís writing). The same is true of studying the lives of saints.

I myself have admired specific people, including people on this site, and tried to be more like them.
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Thanks for replying What I mean to say is that I try to learn from these people if I can and be more like them.. for example if someone is very smart, or very kind, I'll try to be like that as well.
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Thanks for replying What I mean to say is that I try to learn from these people if I can and be more like them.. for example if someone is very smart, or very kind, I'll try to be like that as well.
I think itís healthy. It probably wouldnít be if you immitate how they dress or some superficial stuff but looking up to good behaviors and traits is just fine
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For example, I admire the interest and compassion that MickeyCheeky and divine and others consistently demonstrate on this site. I try to learn from them.
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There is a fine line between admiration and people worshipping. Personally I have no desire to imatate anyone. Our flaws no matter how cringeworthy they are is what makes us unique, I'd rather do a real impression of myself than a bad impression of someone else. You can say to yourself I'd like to be more like X in X way however if you are not naturally behaving in X way to begin with than changing who you are will make you appear fake. I've never been a sheeple or practicing people worshipping , noone is so important that they need to be put up on some high pedestal, NOONE, not even royalty. People who worship others make themselves look small and insignificant. We are all equal and should treat one another as such.
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I think that on some level almost everyone does this to a certain extent. We tend to pick up on behaviors of other people that whose behavior and appearance is something that we admire and/or are attracted to.


of course I think some people more than others but in any case for the most part it's very natural and normal behavior.
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Yep, I do that a lot. I've even done it in small ways without noticing right away. For example, 2 common things I do now - use a ":p" emote and using "yeh" instead of "yeah" - I picked up from someone who was in a leadership position over me in a gaming clan and I really admired a lot of traits about him. I still admire him in some ways. He's been through a lot in his personal life (we became good friends to the point I know more about him than some IRL friends of his) and despite all of the horrible things in his past is now leading a pretty healthy life and doing good things with his past experiences to help kids that are going through similar.

I tend to gravitate towards people who I think I can learn from it seems. Like current favorite person, he's also very strong emotionally and determined and I admire that a lot.
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I find myself saying things other people say sometimes. Itís usually somebody I like and who I think is funny. Seems pretty normal to me. I donít think itís something I deliberately do though.
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