Movement BE: Originality

"Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself."

O R I G I N A L I T Y 

Originality is often talked about, but rarely achieved. It is something that everyone has, but few people learn to project. It is something we are born with, but must work to recover. There is greater joy in free expression and originality than imitation.  

Because every person is innately unique, originality isn't about trying to be different, but rather about being yourself. Someone out there has surely had some of your same ideas. However, this doesn't make you unoriginal. Originality comes in the ability to take universal ideas and project them in a way that is wholly you. 

Great art and intellectual development roots itself in originality, because of its ability to connect us to the version of ourselves that everyone can relate to. We can and should utilize our influences in our own creations; after all, they are a part of us. We just need to use them in a way that rings true to ourselves - this is what brings the world its new ideas. True originality uncovers the star within us and enables us to shine. 

Reflection Questions- Find Your Story

1. Who are my top 3 greatest influences? 

2. What makes them original?

3. Who am i? 

4. What is unique about my perspective? 

5. What is my shining star?

Writing Submission- Tell Your Story

  • Please write a poem/prose on originality

  • Leave your response as a comment to this post

BE your story!