It’s true we feel that in order to make any change in the world, any real impact, any worthwhile improvement that we have to be original.
We can’t change the world in a massive way by donating $5, volunteering 20 minutes of our time or inventing an imitation drink of Pepsi and Cola.
Naturally, deep down, we want the next big thing and anything less than that we want nothing to do with.
We use the fact that we’re in this huge technological and inventive revolution that we have to create something completely original to make an influential ruckus in it. In other words, we can’t be part of the revolution if we aren’t original in our work.
That’s all good but so many forget how to be original. They don’t know what original means.
You must understand that the more experiences and perceptions of the world you have, the more original you become.
You have to be a part of everything to be different, to be original. It’s the greatest paradox of creativity and ingenuity.
In other words, originality is alchemy of life. It’s about combing different things, thoughts, perceptions, experiences, etc., together to create something original.
Only in that originality can you change the world.
After all, something can’t come out of nothing, yet that’s what so many think “original” is.
Stay Positive & Go Change The World
Garth E. Beyer
A guru once asked me to think a thought that no one has ever thought before. If there is anything that is impossible, it’s this false definition of originality.