Forty-Three (43)

Tom Leu

The pursuit of original ideas is a noble one. I welcome coming up with clever new ways of doing things well. It’s serendipitious to uncover and discover novel ideas that spark imagination and encourage excellence.

But sometimes, the tried-and-true is the best idea. There’s a tendency at times to over-complicate and avoid simplicity. In the West, our highly individualized culture teaches us to recoil from conformity; to cringe at cliche; to run from the also-ran. Be different; be bold; buck convention. But, ideas and innovations that work should never be put out to pasture. We don’t always have to reinvent the wheel, or be the one in a million. We don’t always have to come up with the latest and greatest if the oldest yet boldest is still viable and valuable.

I’m all for innovation; but I’ll say ‘no’ to novel or new if it’s full of fluff or faux… of shit. Be willing to try new things, dare to move, break out of your comfort zone and explore the unexplored… but also be willing to allow for some space… for some distinctions… for some new (or old) perspective…

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