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Joseph Huntington

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Remaining productively obscure tends to create the most competitive ideas. As we become popular, we become mediocre, and the days are wasted

Hermits and those who create in solitude create the finest gifts to mankind. Popular productions weaken and disable the soul. Focus on secret production pays off best in the end.

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  • Jan 10 2012: Revolutionary ideas conjured in solitude can be powerful and great, but as they become more popular they are reformed, innovated, and redefined.