Almost everyone at some point in their life has wished to be someone else or be like someone else.That is not necessarily a bad thing as it helps you strive in many ways to better yourself and aim higher.However, if you allow this desire to become an obsession...then as Kurt Cobain said"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person YOU are" We are all unique in our own unique way and should never doubt our worth in this world.
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No, it's not bad. It's a common thing in life. You must learn to love yourself though, or you will never be happy. Just remember, people may seem like they have the most wonderful life in the world, but those people at some point also wished they were someone else.
If you admire someone qualities - that is ok. However, usually, if you are around someone you wish you were like - eventually it could lead to insane jealousy or the act of coveting. Depending on what aspect you are speaking of - wishing you were someone else is how Satan got to be Satan. He wanted to be like God and be worshipped. You see what happened; his wanting turned to jealousy, which eventually turned to hate against Almighty God.
So, is it Good to wish you were someone else - I think it is "unhealthy" if not put in check. The end results will be devastating. If not to that person to your own sense of self-worth.
No (well yes it is, but it's normal for people to feel like that every once in a while).. But you should make yourself into the kind of person you want to be. If you want to be smart (just an example, you seem pretty smart to me) just read/study more. If you want to be prettier (another bad example b/c you're super pretty :)) then just tell yourself the things that you like about yourself. If you want to be nicer, do nice things for people. But honestly, you seem just fine to me. I don't think that you should feel like you should change yourself. Just be yourself and love yourself for who you are b/c I'm sure that there are plenty of people (like family, friends, etc.) who feel that you are perfect just the way you are.
When I was 10 I wished I was this pretty girl named Sonja instead of me. I didn't see her after state school for 20 years & when I did she looked like an old dirty bag lady. We talked & she told me how she was molested by both father & stepfather for 8 years. Hence she turned into an alcoholic & ended up having a very sad life. Do you know I was so grateful I never got my wish. This taught me to be grateful I'm me. I have never wanted to be anyone else after that. You just don't know what people are dealing with & my life was a wonderful one with loving parents although with 8 kids we were in a sense poor.
ive never thought about wanting to be someone else actually i am so thankful im NOT many that others think are "it".. have run with some of those peeps in real (entertainers, politicians, athletes, philanthropists) things simply arnt always what they seem be thankful for your own problems/story the virtues that i most aspire are those found in people with disabilities or the simplest of life. unconditional love and a real/genuine path. few get to "see" what is possible in this world/life/our own soul we all see through a glass dimly. thats not the question. wanting what we dont have is just a facet of that.
No, not at all. It's just like anything else. We all have thoughts of suicide at some point of our life. We all question our sexuality. I believe even celebrities wish they could be another face in the crowd at some point. You're fine there's nothing wrong with you.