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Defiant by aesthetique Defiant by aesthetique
There is no such thing as originality.
The crux of ones being is a collected identity based on experience and influence from birth to death, there is no grand narrative and no whole. We simply exist through experience and episodes.
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cappicinoromance Featured By Owner May 16, 2010   General Artist
I agree completely. We're not original just a different mix of the pieces thta could make us up
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Lyn-Zo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This statement is almost annoying as a debate I had the other day with people about all selfless acts being selfish.
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Michiru-Kaioh Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
i completly agree with this and i think that the people that obsess over being original only end up making them selves look stupid.
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Firespettan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Omg, this should spreed all over the DA D:
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projectinvasion Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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xxCrimsonFlamexx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
Wow. I love it. I love how you've got the statement that everything is not original, a product of everything, and put it on there like an an advertisement, as if you're trying to put the ideas of postmodernism to us, yet still questioning the idea by suggesting that postmodernism is simply consumerism. I don't know if that's what you intended, but that's what I got from it. :)
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DecadentQuestion Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
Your logic doesn't follow. Your concept is good and your conclusion/individual statements are correct but your reasoning is blind at best.

People experience different things and experience similar things differently. Since everyone does not live out the same things in the same way, the sum of their experiences (aka themselves) are different if even by slight nuances. Originality does not have to be abstract (i.e. achieved from nothing) because everything cannot come from nothing (zero =/= infinity). Originality is defined as something different and we are all different if we count every factor in the equation of ourselves so therefore everyone is original in total.

I agree with everything you said that does not contradict the logic above.

Being different sums is precisely what makes us different however we are the same in being different sums. That's why originality is banal.
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zombieal Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Damn it, I hate when people are right about these stuff. Very nice
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Osala Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007   Interface Designer
Epic.
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princeshadow13 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006
So...
uh...
Does this mean everything is the same because nothing has ever been original?
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