When people say things like ” Oh she didn’t dress like that in middle school! She’s fake now!” Or “You’re only doing that because you think its cool!” Orr orr “Your copying your friends!”
Firsts off, if we all dressed the same from the time we walked out of the womb, Pokemon would be a lot more popular. Of course you do something because you think its cool or interesting, having some interest is why people tend to do things. Friend selection usually involves common interest sharing, so doing similar things shouldn’t be so out there. Usually.. unless your friends with someone who hates everything. Also you probably didn’t invent everything you like say or do, you were influenced by something or someone you hip kid you.