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Do we become a person by imitating him / her?

It happened with me, not sure with how many others. I tend to get influenced by some people so much that I invariably end up imitating them...! Not sure what makes me think that I have become like him / her by mere imitation..! Well, it did not work with me... I just thought I am good by myself after the influence weakens on my mind. But your theory is rekindling the spirit in me to ask you this...

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    Oct 11 2012: I would even say - we all imitate from the very beginning.
    This is how you learn to speak, walk, etc.

    But when we grow up - we still do this.

    I find it funny when I suddenly realize I use the same mimic, or phrases that my friends use...
    But as far as remember - these were the things I liked.

    And definitely I don't feel I am becoming them, just... maybe connecting with them somehow... this way.

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