ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Unique,Interesting and New?

Updated on April 29, 2010
Each flower is unique and original.
Each flower is unique and original.

Original?

It is only a myth that  the head of the US patent office should be closed because of the belief that everything that would ever be invented had already been invented. While we may have thought this was true, the idea may have been considered. Who knows what people "think" in the tiny recesses of their minds. We too may be forced to assess our own belief that something "new" can come to us that will be unique, original and interesting. And so it came to pass that yesterday, I thought something very similar.

I have been diligently accessing webpages that offer blogging for dollars, even though I am not really wanting to make it my career. There is something enticing about sharing knowledge and information in a place where people actually might pay you to do so! But one of the caveats of the site I joined asked for "unique" and "refreshingly new" material to offer the reader. Who would not want to supply that, if they could? There are people who invent things all the time, and wish they had the financial backing to bring that idea to fruition. And so, it is the same with writers. After all, who would not wish to bring a new thought, a new idea out to be considered, or discussed to a group of willing readers?

The truth is that there are things that have been written to death. And yet, we still find new ways to express them, new books come out all the time about the same subjects, but some people are more effective in their writing style than others. As far as fiction goes, there are only 7 stories in the world, and millions of derivations of the same story. Wouldn't it be great to invent a new idea, let's just call it a "creation vibration" or something to either inspire others to  action or a new way to do something that would be brilliant! When we are introduced to a new thing, it can, at times bring us to a whole new way of living.

Take for instance my new purchased discovery: "The Kindle"! As a literature teacher and an avid reader, I spent many days trying to justify the purchase of this fine new electronic bookshelf. I love to hold and smell new books, but my home is almost tipping over with the multitudes of books that occupy the physical shelving. This new "idea" (which is not really so new) came from the unique idea to make books available electronically! And then implement the idea into reality! Now we have Sony and Barnes and Noble presenting their own "original" variation on the same thing. And all are thereby different and unique. Some do different than others are, some are not able to download like the Kindle can, and some are more cost prohibitive than others. Are they all not unique?

Inspiration means to "breathe in" and when someone gets the inspiration to write, they should not be made to think their work is not unique. It is to them. A former Professor of mine, (who was extremely closed minded) believed there was only one way to write, and tried to drill and instill his thinking into his students. By doing this, he stifled me. I was angry and felt he was condescending and judgmental in doing so. Then, I read "Death with Interruptions" by Jose Saramago. Jose writes sentences with capitals in the middle of them, and commas, commas, commas! Like ee cummings, he wrote in a style he felt comfortable,and still accessible to his reader.

Take the "thinking inside of the box" and burn it. There is something to be said about being well rounded, and open to the new. The patent office is not closed, but it is also amenable to variations on a theme. We just need to remember that some things are worth repeating and discussing again and again. Life gives us what it is we need to know, usually at the time we need to know it.


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Aley Martin profile imageAUTHOR

      Alice Lee Martin 

      8 years ago from Sumner, Washington,USA

      Thanks for coming by Shai!

    • shai77 profile image

      Chen 

      8 years ago

      Hi :-)

      Loved it and this is maby the most original Hub i have read so far.

      I have the same problem with books, by the way,and now i'm moving to another appartment.

      Having some real hard time for my back :-)

    • Aley Martin profile imageAUTHOR

      Alice Lee Martin 

      8 years ago from Sumner, Washington,USA

      :) Mentalist...how true!

      And Lorlie!

      oh geeze...and I was told in 1977 that there was a glut on teachers, so dropped out of college...and did not finish til 1988

    • lorlie6 profile image

      Laurel Rogers 

      8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      I'll never forget an uncle I had who asked what I wanted to do with my life. I was in high school at the time and enjoyed ancient history. I told him I would like to be an archeologist. He told me that all that had to be discovered already had.

      I believed him.

    • Mentalist acer profile image

      Mentalist acer 

      8 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      A young audience will always appreciate something written in their voice.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)