Have I Ever Had An Original Idea

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Commentary, Ideas

Is there still such a thing as a truly original idea?

Last week we hinted at the fact that finding answers often leads us to more questions. The peculiar connection between Pocoyo and Nike, and Nike and Afrika Bambaataa (told you we dig on the old school) got us thinking about the sincerest form of flattery.

lagunitasThe thought lingered on in the back of our minds into the weekend, where (surprise, surprise) we found this on beer carrier.

The part that stuck out for use was the question statement posed midway:

Sometimes we wonder what the world would be like if everything was perceived for what it is and not what it reminds you of.

We appreciate this perspective. We still love making connections and finding easter eggs. And while everything may be derivative of something else — some things more than others, (don’t get us started on movie reboots) — we like having the ability to choose how we view these works.

And, perhaps we all inherently choose. Take a look at this and learn a little about originality (or the lack thereof):

And then… if you have a little more time, we recommend you cruise on over to NPR’s TED Radio Hour from way back in 2014 to hear their thoughts on originality.

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