Exploring Original Thought by Fandango

Reblogged from This, That and the Other:

Original thoughtIt recently occurred to me that I have never had an original thought in my entire life. Neither have you, most likely.

There is an actual theory about this. It’s referred to as the Original Thought Theory. I don’t know who originally thought of the Original Thought Theory, but based upon the theory itself, it wasn’t an original thought.

The Original Thought Theory suggests that anything anyone can ever think of has already been thought of by someone else. Do you believe that?

Even the Bible doesn’t buy the notion of original thought. In Ecclesiastes 1:9, it reads:

That which has been is what will be,
That which is done is what will be done,
And there’s nothing new under the sun.

So what do we mean by “original thought?” First, let’s explore the word “original.” Various online dictionaries define the word as new, fresh, inventive, novel. It’s something created, undertaken, or presented for the first time.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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11 Responses to Exploring Original Thought by Fandango

  1. Fandango says:

    Thanks for the reblog, Sue.

    Like

  2. I do believe it. I remember when “Trivial Pursuits” became quite the rage as a game. We had ALL been playing some version of it for years. We just didn’t have cards and a board. We just threw questions out and whoever got it, did the next question. But the people who put it on the board with the little chippy pieces made millions. There was nothing original about it, but they still made a fortune.

    But.

    Somewhere, someone, somewhere DID think of it first. It may have been back in the caves, but there WAS a first. It wasn’t necessarily recorded or written — or even spoken out loud. Someone WAS first. Not you. Not me.

    Someone, sometime, somewhere.

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