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2007-06-18
Name: Editor Do you follow others blindly? What do you think of herd mentality? Do you think it is important to be your own person? Do you think originality is better than imitation?
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2007-06-25
#1
Name: amidyavani
Subject:  own person
I think the lack of originality in this article itself says something about originality in our times. We are scraping the bottom of the barrel here while pretending to touch the skies.
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2007-07-19
#2
Name: John Galt
Subject:  Agreed
Omigosh. I think this article is cliched. It lacks freshness of mind. Being different for the sake of being different is being an id!ot. Being yourself is a bizarre idea. What if you are not bright and lack original ideas? Does that mean you still be yourself?
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2007-06-25
#3
Name: Cheryl
Subject:  ?
How is it unoriginal? Yeah, there are many pieces on being original. But we need to be reminded all the time. i liked it. It was really inspirational. I like articles that make me feel like doing something about things. people are too negative out here. get up and go guys!
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2007-06-25
#4
Name: tapan
Subject:  payal is original
I think is payal is most original for being the most honest and confessing what all of us are going through anyway which is adapting like fungus to weed
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2007-06-20
#5
Name: anon
Subject:  There´ s no creativity
Creativity hardly seems to exist any more in this commerce driven age.

All that' s there is mediocrity, and a lot of lip service to originality!
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2007-06-25
#6
Name: Daksha
Subject:  hi smart_alec
Yes you are completely right. Creativity and originality are not synonymous. Creativity does not have any ethical dimension. I personally do not agree with plagiarism. But then people do it. It is wrong of course. But ´ creativity´ as a term has no moral connotations. Don´ t you think Bill Gates, Sunil Mittal, Anil Sarin are all creative people? it takes innovation to get a business to such heights. I am myself an artist. But my only point was that even business can be creative. EVen commercial activities. it is not as if creativity is only for things conventionally considered ´ creative´ . it is a way of thinking that can be applied in all spheres of life. thanks.
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2007-06-22
#7
Name: smart_alec
Subject:  to Daksha
Hey Daksha, you said " every time you do something just a little differently, it is creativity. And if creativity is used to generate more money, what is wrong?"

By that standard, plagiarism, or finding new ways get poeple to part with their money would count as creativity?

Heard about poetic licence... is this some kind of licence to plagiarize?
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2007-06-22
#8
Name: Daksha
Subject:  creativity
I don´ t think so. Creativity is required in every aspect of life. It is not the domain of just artists and poets. Everytime you get a different insight to a problem, every time you do something just a little differently, it is creativity. And if creativity is used to generate more money, what is wrong? There is originality. But there is plagiarism too. Some people wish to take the easy route. But eventually originality is more satisfying.
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2007-06-21
#9
Name: Hilloljyoti
Subject:  Creative in mediocrity
hi anon, i totally agree with you. I think all our creativity is focuused on how to become mroe mediocre and stale in our responses to life ...LOL
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2007-06-21
#10
Name: Jigjnesh
Subject:  Commerce & creativitiy
I think the scope of creativity is too narrow. People in this commerce driven age are creative in a commercial point of view. Financial instruments and their marketing are getting to be more creative by the minute.
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2007-06-19
#11
Name: Soli Pastakia
Subject:  we can´ t tolerate original
Who doesn' t want to be an original? The problem is, we cannot tolerate anyone else who tries to be original.
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2007-06-21
#12
Name: footloose
Subject:  hey soli
your name sure is damn original! what does it mean?? and are you a girl or a guy??
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2007-06-19
#13
Name: Lekha
Subject:  newness
Why do you say so? It is only plagiarism that is condemned. of ocurse, if you mean that people who come up with new and radical ideas are put down, then you are right. and that happens because we like to remain within our own comfortable shells. anything new provokes fear. but eventually it has to be accepted if it is true.
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2007-06-19
#14
Name: cool_nirvana
Subject:  Paradox
To live originally, moment to moment, you need to die simultaneously - as JK says.

There is an even greater paradox involved here, because, if you really live in the moment, your personality (formed as a result of memory) will no longer be projected. Completely one with existence, you realise there is nothing that is original, simply because nothing can be a copy!
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2007-06-21
#15
Name: Pinki
Subject:  boo-hoo
what is all this stuff...some hi-fi philosophy...or just juggling with words?
originality comes from simplicity but sadly no one wants to be simple these days...
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2007-06-19
#16
Name: Demosthenes
Subject:  Yeah
I agree with both Cool Nirvana and Tishna here. When one really lives the moment, the sense of self is not completely forgotten, but the " false ego" goes or the ego that tries to be a copy.
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2007-06-19
#17
Name: Tishna
Subject:  lol
I´ ve begun to look forward to your comments! And you´ ve really set me thinking this time. Yes, its true that the world is changing every second. But even when we live in the moment, the memory is not completely forgotten. Even in complete amnesia, some sens eof self is retained. Human mind is like that. Being original is actually a very simple idea. It is just about not blindly following norms. It is about following your own heart.
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2007-06-19
#18
Name: Janani
Subject:  Great article!
I liked this article.. It' s an affirmation of my greatest beliefs, living a life of one' s own choices, one' s own desires... Life is truly great, one has to live it the way one sees it best... without the burden of traditions or habits...
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2007-06-19
#19
Name: Payal
Subject:  who am i
nice article. i agree that it is important to be true to yourself. but what if you don' t know which is the real you? under the guise of ' adapting to people and situations' i have morphed into so many people, donned so many personalities that i no longer know who i am. how do i find myself?
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2007-06-19
#20
Name: Jacen
Subject:  Self Discovery
I think life is all about self discovery. At any given time we never truly know who we are. We know who we want to be. And we still discover new things about ourselves and what we can or can not do, our likes and dislikes.
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