Copycat and Being Someone Else Trend

There seems to be a returning trend in society. This is where people are starting to copy everyone else. As a matter of fact, some people are noticing that Instagram models are looking increasingly similar. This brings out memories of a social marketing campaign where the message was “Why be you when you can be me?” This message is showing its relevance more than ever today. However, there are issues that this kind of approach can bring. On one hand, it can cause people to feel like they lost themselves because they don’t feel comfortable being who they are. On the other hand, it can bring about envy from people when they see someone doing a better job of being the person that they want to be.

One thing that is happening with this which could be seen as a positive is that people are being less defined by their ethnicity. Even gender is being thrown out in this case. However, there is still the issue as to what it does to a person’s own identity. Given the history of society, there will always be phases. People will be trying to copy and conform to a certain style. Then someone will come along and shake it up. This will bring about a new style that people will try to conform to.

The best thing for people to do in order to be actualized is be who they are. Another good thing for them to do is express who they are with fashion.

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