Originality is Overrated

“Originality is overrated. It is restrictive. Why should one be forced by originality to be creative, to think outside the box? Originality controls people, it pushes people to the very edge, it drives them. They focus on it, they feed on it, they thrive on it. Originality is like a drug, it is addictive. Once one seeks originality, they never go back to normality. They just push and push and push and push until they finally break. They break through the bonds of societal concepts to produce unique ideas and present them to the public. What is the purpose of this? Why not just stay within the general mold of common civilization? Why strive for new ideas? Why promote creativity through originality? Why is originality celebrated? Why?”

“Well… why not?”

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