Everybody wants to be original. From the modern day hipster searching for some out of reach, fashionable-yet-abstract look to the virtual blogger seeking to find a new niche to exploit and have their voice known, every individual wants to leave their own personal mark.
Unfortunately, with seven billion people alone living today, not to mention the countless individuals that have existed before, this is somewhat difficult to achieve. Originality is a rare accomplishment today. From as far back as research allows us, we have found evidence of stories being told, inventions being made and seemingly every thought process to induce something creative having been run through another’s minds, or even accomplished before our own births. This is a somewhat frightening thought for me. Regardless of how expansive the human imagination is (according to Vsauce on YouTube 1.458 x 10227 ‘total’ thoughts throughout time), there is surely a limit to the amount of outright new material we have to work with or compose.