More than ever we need real original thinking and creativity. It’s not that building on the ideas of the past is a bad thing–it’s not. We’re always building on the idea of the past. Even this example of originality is based on the creativity of others. But, originality is possible, and it’s both compelling and refreshing. Take Allan Ahlberg’s book, Previously.
I heard about this book on NPR’s, Morning Edition. Ahlberg’s book is about what famous story book characters were doing BEFORE the stories we all know and love occurred. Perfect! Now that’s original thinking. It’s also a very cool idea.
Originality is worth the finding.