Monday, April 1, 2013
Have you even known someone who, let's say, seems to mirror you? I don't want to use the term, copy or imitate. I think, "mirror" is a better way of describing it. I know someone who seems, and I could be wrong or paranoid, but I think not, to mirror me. I can point to at least three occasions when she has done things very similiar to myself. Maybe it was a purchase. Or idea that seems to spring up very close after the revealing of mine. Sometimes it's the humor I use in a Facebook post that a week later will be used by her. Whatever it is, I get this eery feeling that she is, "flattering me". As the saying goes, imitation is the best form of flattery. But sometimes, I wonder. Especially if the person does not give credit where it's due. I have been known to tell friends that I am inspired by something they have done, whether it's their style, a place they have visited or a particular action they take. I will even go as far as let them know that I plan on copying them, by following in their footsteps. It seems to go over well. No one really cares, but if I did the exact same thing as this particular person, and acted like it was just another day, I think I would feel weird. Again, maybe I am just being paranoid. I know I cannot be the only one that this happens to, it may just be an uncomfortable thing to discuss. I mean, it comes across conceited to think that a specific idea is solely yours. How special must you feel about yourself to believe someone is copying your actions? With that said though, my inner 8 year old self says, "yeah, I still think she is straight up copying". Instead of being irritated, I will settle on just being flattered.