Every idea is original and the Metaphysical Milkshake
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10-12-2012, 06:10 AM
Every idea is original and the Metaphysical Milkshake
So I was watching Metaphysical Milkshake and saw this episode:







And I wanted to expand on the "is there an original idea?" question. Is it wrong to suggest that every idea is original? The reason being that you are a completely unique construct of past choices and personal viewpoints. If you scour your artistic soul and produce something that appears to be an exact replica of Picasso's Guernica, does that make it unoriginal? Even though the end product appears the same, the process that led to the product was influenced by everything you've experienced in your lifetime. This is why a painting by a three year old ends up on the fridge and the exact same painting by someone like Picasso sells for millions of dollars. People respect the process, not the product. Same goes for ideas, music, and creation in general.

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10-12-2012, 04:23 PM
RE: Every idea is original and the Metaphysical Milkshake
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10-12-2012, 05:41 PM
RE: Every idea is original and the Metaphysical Milkshake
(10-12-2012 06:10 AM)Buddy Christ Wrote:  So I was watching Metaphysical Milkshake and saw this episode:







And I wanted to expand on the "is there an original idea?" question. Is it wrong to suggest that every idea is original? The reason being that you are a completely unique construct of past choices and personal viewpoints. If you scour your artistic soul and produce something that appears to be an exact replica of Picasso's Guernica, does that make it unoriginal? Even though the end product appears the same, the process that led to the product was influenced by everything you've experienced in your lifetime. This is why a painting by a three year old ends up on the fridge and the exact same painting by someone like Picasso sells for millions of dollars. People respect the process, not the product. Same goes for ideas, music, and creation in general.
So originality is simply a comma down the track, Consider post big bang?
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