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what according to you is an original idea?

Im sure most people here have had a lot of ideas and a lot of times what seem to be original ideas, are actually not, or are they?
several times i have come up with ideas that get me very excited only to later find out from 'google', that someone out there has already thought of it....

so what constitutes an original idea? and are mine original when infact someone else has thought of it before me?

someone, once said to me, that every idea is taken and most probably they have already started work on it....seems like its true...

is this a case of great minds think alike or at some subconcious level we are all copy-cats?


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  • Sep 15 2011: an original idea is often so obvious that when you hear about it you slap your forehead and wonder: why didn't I think about that?!
    On the other hand I do believe that creation is a way of recycling older ideas, by mixing them, distorting them, interpreting them with one's own perspective. Times we live, education, personal experience, even mood, a lot of things come into account in the creative process. To me the artist works like a reversed prism, that will take in all the colors of the rainbow and merge them into a beam of white, original light.
    It's interesting here to play with both terms of "white light" and "original". Original goes back all the way to the origins...

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