One of the historical challenges of ego that got in my way was the idea that I did not have anything unique to say. “All that has ever been said or made is a click away.!”
What unique voice or value do I have?
Well, it turns out that mostly everything unique that has been said, or made, or created, is a facsimile of something that went before.
Almost nothing is unique, spirited from the ether by a bold and mad genius.
Everything is remix.
Kirby Ferguson made an amazing series of videos on this topic, that changed the way I looked at my own creative process. He asserts there are three basic elements of creativity:
copy, transform, and combine.
With a juggle of these three components, you add, steal and launch things that already existed in new, emergent ways.
There is no need to be unique; no requirement for genius. Just a genuine curiosity about what you can do.
This Much We Know.