I encourage you to try to be like somebody else. Because in trying to be like somebody else you will find that you have no choice but to be yourself. It is, in fact, the trying to be somebody else that gets us closer to who we really are. Otherwise, we have no “other” to compare ourselves with. No darkness to contrast with the light. No bitter with the sweet. No silence to the sound. Maybe being yourself isn’t just about being yourself. Maybe it’s about first trying to be everything but yourself. Just a thought.
by Jason Lam