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Where Do Ideas Come From?
This is a bit different from my recent articles.
I wanted to first clarify my terms. Usually, I find Google gives good definitions. When I researched
the world “idea”, I didn't like Google's at all. My next choice was Dictionary.com. There I found
several straight forward good definitions. For this article, I selected the following:
1. any conception existing in the mind as a result of mental understanding, awareness, or
2. a thought, conception, or notion: That is an excellent idea.
6. a groundless supposition; fantasy.
And I'm only using part of 7.
7. Philosophy: concept developed by the mind.
So based on the definitions, ideas come from the mind. Everyone has a mind unless they've been
convinced they lost it somewhere or they are on #psych drugs.
I would like to extend the definition by adding that a Being can create an idea from nothing.
What is Writers Block?
Do writers lack minds?
From the same source, I looked up “writer's block.” It is defined: a usually temporary condition in
which a writer finds it impossible to proceed with the writing of a novel, play, or other work.
What jams up their minds? What keeps them from developing or creating ideas, stories, etc?
Getting Away From It All
What do you get away from? People and pressures of life often make people want to get away.
Personally, I don't believe many pressures in life create effects on people unless there is a
PERSON attached to the pressure!
Have you ever felt great and somebody calls and you feel really down afterwards?
Even if they really had to pass on bad news, did they have to pass on the drama with it?
Is it really the bad news or is it the dramatization that really makes you shrink back?
Supposed someone has just wrecked the car, they're not hurt. Should this ruin your entire week or
should you go, that's what insurance is for and let it go?
I know a girl that anytime there's bad news about anything, she has to pass it on regardless if
others need to know about it or not. She is the center of upsets though often they are so slight,
you really have to look for them.
Unfortunately, those upsets are never ignored and they pile up until the pile goes critical and
blows up. Actually it's you that blows up as you haven't handled them as they happened.
With the accumulation of upset, drama, case or charge (all the same thing), your attention gets
stuck there and your creativeness is hampered or blocked until you free your attention. I suggest
getting rid of the person as a "friend."
People that routinely upset you are not your friends but are really enemies.
Getting away from it is valid therapy. I wrote an article: Crowded Spaces. You might find interesting.
Children and Ideas
Children are a great source of ideas. Their ideas are not qualified by reality meaning, will they
work, or is that safe, is not considered.
Children that are not being squashed are free to create and their ideas should be supported far
beyond what you would reasonably think.
They do not have the preconceived pattern of society that “it can't be done” or “that won't work.”
All throughout history, people, most of them young have broken the pattern of society and done
But Where Do Ideas Come From?
As a writer, I get ideas based on my observation of life around me. The idea about writing about
ideas came from the thought, “I don't have any ideas to write about!”
Well, it seems that didn't last long.
A follower on Twitter made a very covertly hostile remark. Very “innocently,” he invalidated a
fundamental law of this universe and me for stating it.
By the way, I exercised my firm policy on people like him. I block him without responding.
Who Has the RIGHT to INSULT You?
Ideas Never Stop
When I write, I try to not let the articles get too long. Personally, I don't like long articles.
If you are having trouble getting ideas, contact me!
Helping someone spot what condition(s) and what the solutions are to handle them is exactly
what I do in life.
Improving the conditions of others is my destination and purpose in life.
I have no products that you need to buy to get better. A little true knowledge can go a long way. I
also do not ask that you believe anything! You are worthy of help as I know you have already
helped many others and life probably owes you!
Related article: Can You Be Helped?
Routinely I say #EverythinWill_B_OK!
I believe that is true!
Also, “A person is only as valuable as he aids others in their games of survival!” Quoting myself :-)