How to Add Originality to Your Consciousness
I often wonder which idea could be the highest leverage concept that we could together inject into the mainstream consciousness kick this looming renaissance into an ultra high gear.
There have been other times where a tiny number of injected concepts woke up entire populations and led them to extremely large scale cultural paradigm shifts.
Aristotle introduced “Reason’.
The Founding Fathers injected “Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness”.
Francis Bacon introduced “The Scientific Method”.
Newton/Liebniz introduced “Calculus”.
In fiction, The Joker injected “Accountability”.
What could we introduce?
One idea is “Originality”.
Too often, people I meet tell me rehashes of rehashes of rehashes of ideas (sometimes the foundational idea isn’t even good!). No originality. Only guristic dogma.
Sometimes I wonder if there’s a single original thought in their heads.
You must have noticed this, right? Ask yourself — how many people do you know who blow your mind with original thought that instantly upgrades your point of view?
But… what if things weren’t like that?
What if we found a way to let the whole world know:
Original = good.
Unoriginal = bad.
To me, a lack of originality is the quickest tell that someone is not an independent thinker. It is the quickest tell that they are, rather, a leaf in the wind, a product of society, an empty vessel, a dogma parroting puppet.
I want to show people the possibilities of how they could be. I want to show alternate life paths, alternate ways of thinking, alternate methods for achievement. And I want to let them choose what seems better.
How would you prefer to be? Original or unoriginal? What will you think about today so that the next ideas you express are original?
– Aleksander Vitkin