I have always tried NOT to be like them, especially my mother, I try to be a better person.
I always wanted to be like my mother, who is open and extroverted. My father is quiet and mild-mannered; while he has a strong personality, too---it's a much gentler delivery. I am more like Pop, but it took me awhile to appreciate the fact.
I made a conscious decision to be nothing like them.
i wished i was like her as a child and through my teen years because i was naive. it was when i grew up that i saw what she really was and is.
Oh, I realized it soon enough and was really disgusted to find I was not better than them. Thank goodness I could and did change.
No, I many ways I wish I was more like them