Creativity is a complex subject and the topic for today is originality. We may fear that our work is not unique enough, or not innovative as we would want it to be. Or perhaps even get to think it is a mere copy of a lot of content we see.
But when can you say one piece of work is truly original?
Writer Jonathan Lethem has said that when people call something "original", nine out of ten times they simply don't know the references or the original sources involved. It is very difficult for something to spark out of nowhere. The Eureka! moment is actually a composition of diverse existing ideas, knowledge and experience we acquire through time.