Martin Buber, one of the greatest sages of the twentieth century, wrote, "Every person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique." You are a totally original and unique manifestation of God, but you are not the only such manifestation of God. If you imitate others, you are denying your own originality. If you force others to imitate you, their originality — their integrity — is compromised.

Rami Shapiro, The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness