Why be a Replica when you were born Original? 

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We are all born knowing nothing;

Learning what is taught us;

But as we pick up what already is;

We discover who and what we are;


Self-discovery doesn’t imply disregarding what already exists;

It only reflects what’s inside us;

We learn what is not to just conform to it;

But to find out how we can better it;

With our individual unique abilities;


We learn from the best;

Not to end up being the replica;

But to bring out the best in us;

And be the new standard;


We are all born unique;

With distinct DNA and fingerprints;

We may be categorized into personality types;

And be told what we can do best accordingly;

But nothing stops us from breaking the norm;

And being outstanding from the lot;


Don’t let anyone make you feel;

Like your originality is inferior; 

To another’s imitation;

Your uniqueness is divinely intentional;


So learn from the best;

But don’t settle to be the second best;

Strive to be the new best of your time and in your field;

With your unique ability and original ideas.


Strive to be original;

Refined by what you’ve learnt;

And set the pace;

For the new standard.


© Josephine Amoako 2016



15 Comments Add yours

  1. sudershana says:

    Would love to have your words on my latest post

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Sudershana. Would be honored 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      1. sudershana says:

        That will be absolute pleasure!

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  2. Thriti's Blog says:

    Beautiful thought! ☺

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Thriti ☺

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yay! I’m glad😊

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Laura Rike says:

    This is absolutely inspiring. To add, nobody can make us inferior without our consent. We should accept ourselves for who are and everything else will follow.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      You’re very right, Laura. Thanks for reading and sharing your insight☺


  4. onceuponadollhouse says:

    Such a lovely mantra. We like to believe we are OG for sure. Keep spreading your sparkle!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, dear! ☺


  5. Brittany says:

    This is such an amazing read. Great job!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Brittany! 😊


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