Trying to be someone else’s shadow…

Everyone wants to become successful in their own spheres of life. Some try to take the shortcut to achieve the same. Wouldn’t it be nice if you were given an opportunity to become the shadow of a successful person for a day? Well, if you do… You will have a glimpse of the wealth, luxurious life and the prosperity that they enjoy. Sounds nice, isn’t it?

But, there’s one problem to it. If you become someone’s shadow then, do we have our own identity? The answer is No. You will become their slave. You will only repeat his actions. The ‘You’ within you would get lost. Nobody can take the place of that ‘You’. Each one of us is special in our own way. Just because someone is rich and/or famous doesn’t mean that you will become their shadow.

How shadow is formed? Due to the obstruction of light. The light which you were supposed to receive.

So, when you become someone’s shadow, you will become less confident about yourself. Your achievements and success will be forgotten.

To lead a life, we need to realise the value of our life. We need to understand the ‘You’ within ourselves and have the capacity to take a stand. This will boost our self-confidence.

So, you shouldn’t be someone else’s shadow. Don’t let someone prevent the light from reaching you. Remember, it’s yours. Let the world know about your feelings and experiences. 


Sloka 3.35 of Bhagavad Gita says, “It’s better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.” So, be that ‘You’ and keep running in the direction you know the best. Till then, Happy running.

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.



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  1. Well said!

    • antonysamy on January 2, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    Nice post

      • blogger on January 4, 2019 at 9:44 am
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      Thanks for reading.

  2. Very correctly said…We shouldn’t loose our originality

      • blogger on January 4, 2019 at 9:45 am
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      Thanks for reading.

    • blogger on January 4, 2019 at 9:43 am
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    Thanks for reading.

  3. I agree with your point of view. If you try to follow someone, in other words copy someone, then you lose your identify. But the prompt here is to shadow for a day. So basically one learns good habits of the person and implements / integrates in his own life.

      • blogger on January 4, 2019 at 11:23 pm
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      Thanks for your comments. I shall try to post the ‘better version’ of it. 🙂

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