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There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that ... imitation is suicide. Options
Daemon
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There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that ... imitation is suicide.

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There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that ... imitation is suicide.

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What he meant by saying that? Why is the imagination a suicide? Was he depressed?
thar
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Imitation is suicide - if you copy everyone else, you lose yourself.

You need to take your own individual path, to truly be yourself.
Nelson Cerqueira
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Applause imitation has been the bad sheep since Plato’s Republic!
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Boo hoo!
thar wrote:
Imitation is suicide - if you copy everyone else, you lose yourself.

You need to take your own individual path, to truly be yourself.
Bully_rus
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Daemon wrote:
There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that ... imitation is suicide.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


Yeah. Sometimes what is good for children is bad for grown-ups.... It isn't suicide, it is rejection to grow.
Gil Bailie
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Emerson was imitating Jean Jacques Rousseau.
dave argo
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Daemon wrote:
There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that ... imitation is suicide.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


Usually that time is when imitation falls flat for flattering fools.
Emel Rapchan
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There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that ... imitation is suicide.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

- It must be in some context.
- Imitation is the learning process that works at least amount of energy the most.
- We use it in our first steps as little kids, but it extends throughout our life.
- Every difficult work is preceded by a time when we develop our abilities firstly by emulating the results of others and by copying others behave or attitude, finally, we put out our own process achieving the results that we were seeking.
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