Nothing Is Original Anymore... So Steal From Everywhere ...😊  

Paulxx001 64M  
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3/20/2020 11:52 am

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Nothing Is Original Anymore... So Steal From Everywhere ...😊

We live in a society of lazy, unimaginative, 'pretend' content providers. They've seeped into all the tiny cracks of social media, movies, music, pictures and few - have anything original to say.

Does that mean it's all been said?

These free range plagiarists, copy and paste across all levels of society and happily ply their craft with impunity - and claim something as their own - while everyone around them, ignorantly applauds (the rebranded stuff they spew)... and pats them on the back. People are too ignorant, lazy and indifferent to really give a shit.

And heck... does THAT - thought, picture, song, poem or story - really... 'look' all THAT similar to the original? Most people don't even care, if an original exists ; they're too busy clapping, to notice. I've clapped once or twice. I guess I'm guilty as well.

Here's what someone else thought about this topic. It was nicely stated. I wanted to steal it but instead, I give him credit at the end.

"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows.

Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it.

In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: β€œIt’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to."

Jim Jarmusch...
[MovieMaker MagazineΒ #53 - Winter, January 22, 2004]

'It's not where you take things from - it's where you take them to' ; Now THERE'S an original thought.
I borrowed this pic from the net.
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Paulxx001 64M  
22478 posts
3/20/2020 11:56 am

Does original thought exist? πŸ€”

Paulxx001 64M  
22478 posts
3/20/2020 11:57 am

Y'all ain't finding much on most dot coms.
And you've got to really, really hunt for it - in order to find it anywhere else. Books... now there must be something original still being printed somewhere, isn't there?

Don't get me started on music... And what about movie remakes? Ooops... THERE'S a good one for ya. 🍷🍷😎

Tmptrzz 59F  
106151 posts
3/20/2020 12:03 pm

So Paul I guess we should say we are all borrowing things now, that's an interesting idea that way no one can claim it's their own work. You know even when we do our own work, some people have stolen it and claimed it was theirs as well. So I think there needs to be a better plan for this, but I appreciate you sharing this with us as it truly is food for thought.

I hope you have a great Friday and your staying safe..

Seduce the mind and see what a wonderful adventure the body will take you on..

Paulxx001 replies on 3/20/2020 4:04 pm:
There is a lot of food for thought. I don't know why this thing came up in my brain.
I listen to this radio station and they highlight songs that sound like other songs - and it's shocking

But you can take this thought about 'originality' and apply it to anything. Right?
But that last line saves things. At least I think so.
"It's not where you take things from ... it's where you take them to ".
That might have been my point.

superbjversion2 66F
24131 posts
3/20/2020 1:03 pm

Yes - I believe original thought exists though it's uncommon. Unique ideas - much more rare.

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation bangs on the door forever!

Paulxx001 replies on 3/20/2020 3:54 pm:
Although... unique 'crazy' ideas exist; all over the place. Are those worthy because they're original?
I struggle with adjectives... sometimes. I mean, how many different ways are there to describe a snow flake... or a man kissing a naked woman? πŸ€”
Has someone perfected those letters into a perfect phrase that can't be duplicated?

superbjversion2 66F
24131 posts
3/20/2020 5:04 pm

Are those worthy because they're original?

Who am I to determine worthiness?

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation bangs on the door forever!

Paulxx001 replies on 3/20/2020 5:33 pm:
If it makes me laugh or smile... or if I think about it.
That's original... isn't it? πŸ€”

smartasswoman 64F  
35735 posts
3/20/2020 7:04 pm

Sometimes plagiarism is deliberate; sometimes it's unconscious (George Harrison - My Sweet Lord/He's So Fine).

If I'm doing a straight cut and paste of someone else's words (deliberate), I give credit. Usually I try to give credit even if it's my own words but they were inspired by someone else's thoughts.

That's what I really like about Blogland when it's working at it's best...people riffing on each others' themes.

Paulxx001 replies on 3/20/2020 8:32 pm:
George Harrison is a perfect example. Hmmm... And the Tom Petty song that was copied.
Those are the obvious examples... There are tons.
I think it's almost impossible to be un-influenced. It's about what you do with it afterwards.
Check out the quotes on honesty.
Thousands.. and they almost all say the same things...
How many different ways are there to say the same thing?

Paulxx001 64M  
22478 posts
3/20/2020 7:48 pm

I wonder if I was too vague... Ya know what I mean?
I should have listed more examples. from music and movies.
But originality is a state of mind.
If you've never heard the original - 'Twist and Shout' - ya might think the Beatles wrote it.
Or did they simply improve on it? πŸ€”

mc_justmc 61M  
6926 posts
3/20/2020 8:35 pm

I don't mind, I like reruns.

Paulxx001 replies on 3/20/2020 9:18 pm:
True... I don't mind watching a good movie multiple times.
I get edgy when I read identical points of view on tech issues, where they've all plagiarized each other.
Songs.... Those are the ones that I notice. It's bizarre how similar some of them are. But that's just me... I guess... I spend too much time listening to details.

sexyldy1000 61F  
9559 posts
3/20/2020 10:01 pm

I would love to know if this could be proven scientifically as anything else is simply conjecture. However, I will speculate our perceptions, thoughts and ideas are influenced by everything we see, hear, touch, taste, smell and read.

Paulxx001 replies on 3/21/2020 4:36 am:
Wow... That's pretty well thought out. Maybe you should have written this thing.
I agree... we're constantly being influenced by what's been going on around us. We synthesize it - then come up with our own version of it. That's what you meant right?
Ever write something and not quite get what it was you scribbled? lol πŸ˜‚
Ooops... πŸ·πŸ·πŸ˜Žβ—

author51 59F  
128960 posts
3/21/2020 12:23 am

It is hard to come up with original thoughts every day and put them into action or words.This is why I post song lyrics on the weekends so my mind can take a break from trying to come up with something new.It is also why I may do a re post of an original thought or poem that was previously written.. The quote is right, it is what you do with it and expand on something that has touched your soul... Great post my coffee mate...

You can never have enough JOY in your life..xoxo


Paulxx001 replies on 3/21/2020 6:37 am:
It's a challenge to be fresh all the time. I get motivated by random stuff.
I thought people would pick on songs or movies. I've been watching a lot of lame ones recently. lol πŸ˜‚
And... all the songs on the radio are starting to sound alike.
Am I going crazy? 😜😁🍷🍷
This shut in stuff is messing with my head. 🍷 🍷

pocogato12 69F  
37175 posts
3/21/2020 4:32 am

When i post herre and have "borrowed" from another place I try really hard to say where it came from ( cookies are a good example as are some virus data.) But to give credit to all the virus data I compiled- it's just not possible so I listed the sources with the exception of specific medical folks I know. Makes one wonder if Microsoft was an original?

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Paulxx001 replies on 3/21/2020 6:41 am:
I think it's impossible to give everyone credit for everything. But it's what you do with what you find - that's more important than having found it.
I should have given more examples of identical songs. Darn... I had a ton to share.
Oh well... a blog Idea for another day.🍷🍷 Be safe... 😊

lust4life59 63F
2504 posts
3/21/2020 8:09 am

art, music, ideas, even data. the orginality comes from an individuals different perspective on it.

Paulxx001 replies on 3/21/2020 9:06 am:
You're right about that... it's what you do with it. πŸ€”
Hmmm... so now what? Got any good ideas? πŸ’¦πŸ”₯β—β­•πŸ·πŸ·πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜

BeccaLuvs 59F
20746 posts
3/21/2020 1:50 pm

Actually Paul, and let's take music for example, I've often wondered what else a person can find to sing about, cos all that there is seems to be taken - love, heart break, oh just every kinda emotion and experience everybody has ever had - guess all a song writer can do now is try a new and diff angle, approach - of course a tune can make or break a song as well - it will either appeal or not?!

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Paulxx001 replies on 3/21/2020 5:39 pm:
Musical 🎢 notes - those used to create a song - are infinite in their possibilities and yet... chord progressions are similar...
Words... they're somewhat finite... no? I mean.. how many ways can you say "I love you babe."?
And yet... ever once in a while... I'm surprised. 🍷🍷😎 Cheers. Happy Sunday. πŸ˜‡

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