On one date I met my clone. This Adam, like me, had chosen a creative university degree, was a musician, travelled the world (many of the same places). Then he changed his career path – and we ended up in the same career. I asked him if he had applied for my job – which happened to be advertised recently. Fortunately Adam hadn’t.
We met for a dinner date and chatted and laughed into the night. He told me about the most remarkable coincidence I have ever heard. It was made more remarkable given the size of the city where it occurred. It was bizarre to meet someone who seemed to have lived a parallel life.
I often think that Adam is looking for someone like him. When an Eve isn’t like this, Adam keeps looking. I see this as one of our lenses. We are all searching for someone ‘just like us’.
Now I have met someone living a parallel life, I can see that a person with the same life as me is not actually ideal. It is the differences that create an edge in a relationship – not a clone.
Steer clear of the clone wars.