It’s very uncomfortable, if a dodger wants to be like you
Just winded up season 1 of Liza on demand, this article is definitely not about reviewing the series but taking away one of the crucial and riveting life lesson by one of the episodes (E06 MoJoe). It telecasted a gripping story line and executed pressures of being unique to the humankind.
In the episode, new townie, Beth finds a connection between herself and Liza, played by the very eccentric Liza Koshy (yeah, that Youtuber who recently broke with her PDA instrument). Gradually, Beth switches her personality and outlook like that of Liza’s which makes her super unbearable. Later, Liza goes through her social media handles and is left astounded, when finds out that she emulates nearly everybody that she manipulates. That is the essential crux which remains the critical focus of my today’s corollary or a general assumption.
Let me brief you with my experience, after watching that episode, my mind ran through piles of instances where I was mimicked or I tried to copy somebody influential or enchanting. Initially, that captivated me and counted it in a framework of getting inspired, mainly sufficed my intentions under fascination (so, don’t take it sternly).
I know, how your mind doubts and partially defends that it’s completely fine to get inspired or fascinated by your defined role models. Here, I am referring to transcription of personality which is of great threat to your original distinctiveness and personality. It has serious implications, let me drown in the details and bring you the best fish possible. Supposedly, someone starts keeping a check during your workouts or in your workplace or another place where you are ought to be present and later, you detect a pattern where the creeper tries acting like you, (emulates your laughing style or dressing sense or any other skill which you ought to do). Don’t tell me you’ll be okay or be comfortable with such kind of attitude. But hey, I am not antagonizing the ones who act like an impostor, they aren’t bad particularly they are in search of an identity where they can comfortably derail in and later switches to gain a sense of approval or personal gratification.
The person who is caught under such deed can be subjected to a serious loss of uniqueness, originality and perception, and is heavily prone to depression, impostor syndrome and other mental health disorders (or is acting like this because of one of the causes). Getting inspired by someone is disparate from acting like that person or literally getting into their shoes.
Hey, I am not leaving without giving plausible solutions to both the parties. Let’s imagine them as person X and person Y (impostor and a normal office worker respectively). Person Y should act a little empathetic and try to talk the way out or fix their appointments with a therapist. Moreover, it is not completely admired that they only need a therapists; maybe they require, hope and revival of sense of having one’s personality). So, having a light and direct discussion can be effective. The person X should have a conversation with their parents and friends (if they have a faith in their judgement) also, confiding into a journal may be useful and furthermore, watching related series and articles can count as a strict epiphany.
I genuinely hope that diversity is a way to survival of humankind, even similarities have differences and we are not living in 600 BCE. Also, every episode of a series should have bloopers; they are funny to watch and encompass original performance of the crew.
Duplication has its own sense of applying it.