Many things imitate something better, and find the original isn’t always easy. Work on not believing the reality of what’s right in front of you; don’t believe anything you hear about someone else. In this way, separate from a need for truth, step back and honor yourself and your right to be fully you, without the influence of another.
I have been both imitated and taken in by an impostor. I have spent far too much money or found my greatest treasures sold to for a low bid under someone else’s name. One thing I know for sure: there is karma.
In all things let the middle way be your guide and listen to that high pitched sound just beyond hearing that comes from the inner ear.