The Burden Of Originality

β€Ž”The burden of originality is one that most people don’t want to accept. They’d rather sit in front of the TV and let that tell them what they’re supposed to like, what they’re supposed to buy, and what they’re supposed to laugh at.” – Marilyn Manson


Hi everyone!

Isn’t the title little somewhat awkard? Well, thats the truth nowadays…

Most of the people don’t have their own understanding of what they like and what they don’t. They are very much affected by the others opinion and of course our lovely idiot box, the TV!

Now how I reached this conclusion? Because I’ve been observing this for a while now! Recently, Linkin Park launched their new album, A Thousand Suns, which was entirely different work from what they’re known for. But when I read the reviews of album on different websites, I was kinda shocked when I read users comments. A single person writes some crap about it, 2 more support him, and all others are affected by them and don’t have their own views!

And its the case not only with this particular thing, ask people what music do they like or what shows they see on TV or something like that, and most of them come up with answers that goes with majority, and most likely they’ll tell you their choice which is not exactly theirs!

This is the same thing like this one,

Imagine a classroom of 50 students, and a teacher is teaching them. 1 child don’t understand a certain thing but he is afraid to stand up and ask because he thinks that what will other think of him! kinda funny but true πŸ™‚

So he accepts what is being taught, rather than speaking his own mind…

Similarly when you ask someone what kind of music he likes, he maybe liking Rock, but a part of his mind says to him, ” dude, rock is out n pop is in, go with it!” and so he goes with it, which should really be avoided!

So Have your own choices and Live the way you are, because Life is too short to live it by other’s choices. Make your own and rock it!


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3 thoughts on “The Burden Of Originality

  1. I agree with you. Oops, I’m not being original! Let’s say, your comments make sense to me–especially as a sociologist who studies human social behavior. The question you don’t answer is this: How, given all the influences you so correctly point out that sway people (young and old) to behave like sheep, do you propose we break them of that all-too-comfortable habit of following the leader? We can’t rely of the same vehicles that put peoples’ independent minds to sleep (TV, social media critics, teachers). So who can we rely on?

    Quite the conundrum, eh? (I say “eh” a lot but I’m not from Canada, just like I say “y’all” but I’m not from the South–what’s up with that?)

    Great post!

    1. Hey! Thnx for your precious comment!
      And really great point you put forward, how can we break the all-too-comfortable habit of being following…
      Well, I can see it as my next blog post!
      So maybe you’ll have to wait for few hours before I come up with some suggestions!

      And I totally agree with you, we can’t rely on social media, TV for most of the things.

      and no problem with your “eh”! πŸ˜‰

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