Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

@Talknpen (1826)
United States
July 28, 2016 2:30am CST
This saying has been something that I have heard for years. One thing I can say is that if you are a great example and someone like your child does things that are familiar and admirable because they want to be like his or her parent that can be flattering. Mocking is something that can be misconstrued. Is it imitation or fun making? When do you know the difference? I guess comedians may find this a very fine line and some sensitive people may not get the point, but the saying still stands. How it is perceived is another thing.
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@succeednow (1634)
• Singapore
28 Jul 16
I believe this saying is correct. Some people for whatever reasons will not give a direct compliment when they see something or behaviour that they like. The reasons may be due to envy, dislike of a person, loss of face etc.
@Talknpen (1826)
• United States
28 Jul 16
Hello suceednow. I guess it goes to show that for whatever reason, examples are followed.
28 Jul 16
Perception can make the proverb misunderstood!
@Talknpen (1826)
• United States
28 Jul 16
Hi anamika. Well, perception is not always reality. So, I get your point.