It's ok. You will be able to move past it eventually. But I don't think that outright copying your betters is the way to go about it.
That would imply that you're better than me. Differences we may have but you are in fact no better nor worse than I am. We're both men and we're both fair and honest men by all accounts from everything I've ever been told of you.
...that's a debate for a different thread and a different time for now though.