Uh oh. That’s a big fear come true. I read so much that I’m often afraid that I’ll accidentally plagiarize something. I’m sure it’s happened before, and it’ll probably happen again. Can’t say I’m sure there’s a single original thought in my head. Probably not. Everything’s been thunk at least once. I like synthesis, but that’s not saying I’m any good at it.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Everything important has been said before by somebody who did not discover it (A.N. Whitehead). Doesn’t matter if you’re rehashing things. You will have a different point of a view than anyone else, ever. I suggest you use it if you can.

  2. Anonymous says:

    PS I think you’re on Brazilian time. Not bad if you think about it.

  3. Undecided says:

    better than a brazilian wax. girls are weird. so…how could I possibly be using a point of view other than my own? I try to walk in others’ shoes, but that’s not really a physical possibility, right? I can only live my life. How I talk about it is also mine, right? I’m getting really confused! I’m thinking I owe you an apology for posting that message on the other blog. I do apologize. Shoulda asked permission. Forgive?

  4. Bazarov says:

    I think you’re probably right. I knew once I started reading more sci-fi that a lot of those really cool ideas I had that seemed so unique would start poppin up. I had a funny idea for flash fiction and then I read pretty much the same scenario in the Douglas Adams collection. and on your comment, i’d agree with you. any other perspective than yours is by definition not yours. That doesn’t mean you can’t empathize or sympathize, but a brain transplant would have to be called a body transplant instead. I’m not sure the ego/psyche/soul/whateveryouwannacallit would survive a jump, and if it did, it would no longer be the “you” you were beforehand. But this gets into a whole bunch of problems, like are you the same person you were as a child? Part of you wants to say yes, but if you’re completely different matter from what you were then, how can any part of you be the same? Dualism can save it, but then you’re a dualist, and who wants to be that this day and age? So yeah, philosophy of mind stuff is what i could go on for hours about, so i’ll cut it out now. MMMMMMMMMMMMMM BRAINS!

  5. Anonymous says:

    You’re getting it. Don’t worry about ‘plagarization’. It’s an overused academics’ word. Instead worry about what your voice is and what you want it to say. If it happens to agree with what others have said, so what. Old ideas can always use a fresh coat of paint. (as far as using someone else’s POV, well, that depends on alot of extreme philosophy and psychology… in theory, nobody has their own POV. I suggest you forget about that sort of thinking, that goes for ‘you’ at home too.)

  6. Anonymous says:

    Do recall also that I don’t take many things personally when it comes to my ideas and cynical outlook. You did ask permission. And I approved of being an elitist pig, sometimes. Feel free to call me on other aspects of my inane babble.

  7. Undecided says:

    okey dokey. all is well if you all say so….

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