What’s the point trying to hack your creativity when every idea under the
sun has already been thought of?
It’s true that no fundamentally new ideas exist. Every ‘new’ idea is based on the thinking of the previous era. This means that when we have ‘new ideas’, they are really just mashups of previous ideas.
“What is originality? Undetected plagiarism” – William Ralph Inge
So, why bother creating anything if we can’t do anything original?
a) I don’t know, creativity makes us feel good?
b) Enter deep philosophical answer…
I would say that it has something to do with art being a reflection of life. When an artist paints, they do so within the context of how they were raised, their beliefs, their insecurities, their physical attributes, their influences and so much more. So, while there is nothing new under the sun, each individual can still contribute to the pool of creativity with their own interpretations. Continue reading “How to hack your creativity – Part 2: Steal and collaborate”