History repeats itself

Laws of learning-“The eight laws of learning are explanation, demonstration, imitation, repetition, repetition, repetition, repetition, repetition” John Wooden

Before you start reading, please note that this post was written in a lighter vein.😃😃😃

Have you ever wondered?

My friend, the blogosphere world is funny and many times I feel strange.

This is the place I realised that ‘history repeats itself’ which makes our world more interesting!

Any topic (of your interest) you take up and start preparing the post, you realise that already somebody has covered it.

Since it’s already covered, now you have no other option but to do research only to find that you are not able to move further.

Now what is left for you to write and whom you are going to attract?

What exactly you do now?

My friend, remember the formula, R E P E A T

Of course, blogs narrating ‘personal journal’, don’t come under this category.

Repeat, repeating…repeated…

So virtually what we are doing is either repeating what we have already said or borrowing from others and putting the same thing with an added colour.

“There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations indefinitely, but they are the same old pieces of coloured glass that have been in use through all the ages” Mark Twain

This quote in simple language tells us not to claim ‘originality’

Mark Twain felt this trend of ‘new idea’ runs through all ages.

Is that the reason the phrase ‘ Old wine in new bottles ’ is popular?

Probably yes.

Definitions.net says ‘An existing concept or institution offered as though it were a new one ‘

Not just limited to writing, Take any field for that matter

Read Jim Jarmusch quote and you decide yourself.

The quote author talks of ‘Authenticity’ of a different kind

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.” Jim Jarmusch

Do you agree?

What about myself?

The photos I have taken with the © symbol PTP are from my camera.

For the rest of the images, I have given due credit to the creators.

The quotes I mentioned are not from me but those from authors we knew and the rest from unknown authors, and I mention the same in all my posts.

What about you, my friend?

I am just curious😃😃😃

Have a great day!

Thank you for visiting my site.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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  7 comments for “History repeats itself

  1. September 19, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    Originality is dead and I am sipping a mojito on its tombstone🥴

    Liked by 1 person

  2. September 19, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    “Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent.” – I agree with this. Most of the things I write about are inspired in some way by what I’ve come across other people talking/writing about.

    Liked by 1 person

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