Originality

A lot of us assume that we need to have original ideas to write or have something truly novel to say.
If we live by this assumption, we never get anywhere. Any idea that we can possibly imagine was
already said by someone, perhaps just the way it is narrated might differ. What Sri Krishna in Bhagavadgita
told is just good summary of Upanishads. Godfather movie is a simple crime story that gets repeated in almost
every criminal business with a little bit of addition of Machiavellian morality. Whether it is a Beatles song
or a Bukowski poem, the lyrics and words just take different synonyms. Then why do we have to say or create
something? Andre Gide answers this.

” Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything
must be said again.”


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