Imitation. Action. Others. Etc.

1/21/2013 05:08:00 AM


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I remember learning at a very young age, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."

I wasn't satisfied with that. I used to think, "Imitation is COPYING. Don't copy me."

I was naive.

Then I heard later in life, "There's no such thing as an original thought." (Or a derivative of that...)

I wasn't satisfied with that either. "How depressing is the notion that none of us are capable of having a thought that has never been thunk*?"

Then, I thought - "Imitation leads to ownership. Ownership leads to action. Action inspires others."

So maybe imitation isn't so bad after all.

You know, if it inspires others to act.

And there you have it. A minute in my brain.

My next thought?

"I'd really like a donut."

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*I know that "thunk" is not a word.

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1 comment:

  1. disqus_Ci3hGS951j4:28 PM, January 21, 2013

    well sister....great artists have been imitated or copied endlessly; made into posters, reprints, puzzles and greeting cards.....in this way, art was brought to the masses.....and created many art lovers, art critics and artists along the way.

    so using this example, imitation might just be the highest form of flattery and, better, education....and the best way to prove your example is working.

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