People naturally observe everything around them and draw inspiration from it. It doesn’t mean anyone is copying you, or that you are copying other people. Everyone is inspired by the work of others.
People tend to be worried about two things when it comes to copycats:
- That they will create something that gets accused of being a copy of something else.
- That their idea is so new and amazing others will steal it.
These thoughts can be super scary. Just keep in mind that you are a unique person and as long as you are true to yourself, your work will be as unique as you are. No one will ever be able to create anything exactly like what you create, because they are not you.
Try not to spend too much time thinking about copycats. The reality is that they will still be forced to carve their own path or fail.