Friday, December 29, 2006


Most of us try and bring into our lives new ideas and habits through the process of imitation. If something is noteworthy, we get inspired to emulate. The problem with such an approach is that it kills creativity dead. It is also very difficult to introduce originality, because we are so used to seeing the same routine that something new is hard to accept, and may even seem ridiculous at first. Its something like inertia. We tend to refuse to believe the benefits of staying out from the crowd. If you like something, do something similar, but don't blindly copy it. The idea is to take something that you like, and slowly modified to create something that is completely different from what you started with. For example, Dilbert is actually a copy of Peanuts. So go ahead, be different, and carve a niche for yourself.

You will be more happy with what you end up with than anyone else.

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