My Original Idea

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When I entered junior high, I discovered Greek Mythology.   When I was 13 I  came up with an original idea.  What if mythology was based upon real people.  What if all the Greek heros and gods were people who came as settlers to our world,maybe because of war on their own world.

Who knew that at 13 years old, I was an ancient alien theorist.  (The idea behind a History Channel  show.)

In 1978 Battlestar Galactica came to television.   When I thought of the idea, I was a child, and when the television show came out I was a young mother following another path.  I was not the writer, producer, nor director.  This was only one of a long line of my ideas that came into being thanks to the efforts of others.

Original ideas float through the air around us, and many of us may respond to these ideas nearly simultaneously.   Having a good original idea doesn’t make it yours. Having an original idea is an invitation to get to work.  You can’t copyright, license,  nor sell an unformed idea.   You can take your idea and run with it.  You can craft the idea into your vision.

This doesn’t mean others won’t be working with the same original kernel of idea.  There may be several people working with the same basic idea.  Each creation will be as different as each individual.

As proof, I offer our daily prompt.  We all start with the same word, but there are no two postings alike.


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  1. I so agree with you. This happens a lot in my family with both my son and daughter. We’de have been billionaires many times over had we been able to bring our ideas to fruition, seriously. It’s astounding when I look at what has happened with those original ideas we had way back when.

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      1. However alike and original are two different things. 🙂

        Apparently you can be more popular for being alike than you can be for being original. Although it is more satisfying being original than it is being liked.


  2. You are absolutely right. You cannot copyright an unformed, un-executed idea. I had one regarding multi-storied parking lots and years later went to a hospital where my idea was in place. Mmmm. How original was my idea. Perhaps, it just take someone with the drive to make that thought reality.

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