There is a thin line between adaptation to your environment and imitation. We as a society often seek imitation from others (i.e. trends, status, etc.) in order to seek a relevance in our community (micro/mezzo level). We tend to see things most often to call it Normal.
The real question is what is normal? how do we determine what is normal or not? The truth is god only knows that answer. Us as martial artist, fashionistas, and John/Jane doe’s out there need to know the difference from adaptation and imitation. we adapt only to survive, but we shouldnt lose the essense of our well being from doing so. If we lose the essense of our well being, we are only imitation (copy/paste) from the product of our environment. Bruce Lee said it best, “Be like water…. water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend”