Originality is an end that is seldom met, particularly in writing.
Authors, journalists, and the like can have an aspect of style and technique infused within writing. Sure, there is authenticity and a brute honesty that can come of writing. But originality? That is the finish line that writers don’t often cross – just because you can see it doesn’t mean that you’ve crossed it.
According to the Original Thought Theory, it is said that no individual has had an original thought in the last 27 years. This theory suggests that anything anyone can ever think of has already been thought by someone else or will be done so by someone in the future.
Of course, this is just a theory, which implies that it has not yet been proven nor refuted. Hence, I can have whatever opinion on the matter and not be judged too hard because of it.
With that being said, making the mundane original is a difficult task. It’s not so complex to find meaning in the familiar; we should all be able to do that. However, what makes it so daunting is the fact that writers have to depict these meanings in a way that can be considered original. This takes time, effort, and skill – three things that are brushed past too often. Originality in writing can be accomplished – writers just need to push to cross that finish line.