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How To Be More Original In 4.78 Easy Unique Steps

Updated on March 14, 2012

The worlds population is surging, the internet makes almost all written information accessible, weird just isn’t weird anymore. Strange music booms at Starbucks, vintage t-shirts are commonplace, new movies are suspiciously familiar- and freaks are everywhere. Being an original seems harder these days. So how can one overcome all theses obstacles and truly be an original?

I am sure, no doubt, that many readers believe that reading my 4.78 easy-step guide to being original could not possibly help to obtain originality, and may, in fact, hinder ones journey towards being unique and original. But I don’t see it that way. An original is open and interested to learn from, or question, everything and anything.

Step 1: Be yourself!

I know what you are thinking, that is not original advice, everybody knows that! But actually it is true down to a genetic, electronic level. Nobody will ever have the same little electronic impulses running through their nerves and brain in the same way as you do right now, ever. Therefore every thought and reaction and feeling you have is your own and original. Simple and automatic, express yourself, let those signals out and turn them to words!

Fair enough you say, but what you want is to be perceived as an original, not mere word play. So lets work on that in the following steps.

Step 2: Go for a run!

What? What does running have to do with originality? Well, exercise stimulates and invigorates. A healthy lifestyle, a good diet, will help you come up with original ideas and give you more energy to implement them. On a concrete note, you will live longer, keeping those inherently unique electric signals buzzing around in your brain for the long haul.

Ok, but how about something more tangible, besides maybe you are stuck in an office right now, lets see if I have something for you. Keep reading

Step 3: Become A Spiritual Person!

A person in search for a deeper meaning, a never ending search, as long as those electric signals stimulate your pre frontal cortex, keep searching. Why are we here? Talk with people, go to a church, monastery, temple, ashram, mosque, and form your own theory and opinion. How does this make you an original? Well, being open to and active in this search is unique in this world of pettiness and dogma. Besides your fluid conclusions will automatically be unique. Try yoga and get two birds with one stone, some exercise with a spiritual search.

Ok, hopefully you are still reading, here we go number 4, something more concrete.

Step 4: Learn A Foreign Language!

When you learn a foreign language you automatically have two ways of translating your thoughts. Thoughts are perceived and feel different in a foreign language. They are different. This also helps people perceive you as an original, quote a Shakespeare sonnet in Spanish and you have become a more unique person, an original. You can choose what language you make love in.

Step .78 Have A Quirk

Do you consider yourself a pretty normal person? Do you like only a certain type of music? Wear a certain type of clothes? Have a quirk! Something that someone wouldn’t expect from you. Do you like hard rock? Learn the banjo. Are you a businessman? Chew tobacco. (actually that is just an example, tobacco kills) Do you wear the latest styles? Have a goodwill Tuesday and wear only vintage.

Nobody can teach you to be original. It is innate and each person, no matter how seemingly mundane, is inherently original. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!

P.S. I never met anyone who could play the harmonica, that I didn’t consider an original character!

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    • CountryCityWoman profile image

      CountryCityWoman 7 years ago from From New York City to North Carolina

      Good advice - I am tired of being someone else. And I need a quirk - those are the folks that go down in history. They are the alchemist among us.

      Yay - and rated up. Love your style!

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      PaulStaley1 7 years ago from With the wind---(or against it)

      Thanks for the encouragement!

    • stephflood profile image

      stephflood 7 years ago

      I like this : ) Original people make the world a more interesting place I think.

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      Heidi 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Love it! I totally agree!