There is as much as there ever has been.
The above summarizes most of which I meant by a lack of originality. A concern I share, thank you for sharing this. I have already stopped listening to radio, as the amount of shallowness, immaturity, and stupid things being said on there, makes me look at them in a VERY negative manner.That's how I feel when I walk through the new developments near my dad's neighborhood. The older houses have "character" while the newer models are variations on four or less themes. There's still something pretty about a motif, though.
I feel this way about developments that spur gentrification on. Unique buildings are torn down or gutted in order to make room for a Whole Foods, Starbucks and trendy 'indie' cafe with exposed brick and low light settings. Old people are recycled for the young, hip and upwardly mobile. It's easy to guess what's coming as soon as a Starbucks is introduced because you've seen it before.
[Even now, the tiny house "movement" isn't original anymore and hipsters in Brooklyn all wear the same ugly shaggy beards]
So maybe lack of originality isn't the right way to phrase my response to the question, but sameness or conformity... which can be the same as not being original, but not quite. Cuz really, this is how someone felt a generation ago and the generation before that.
As for music, stop listening to the radio unless you regularly tune into specially curated stations, like college radio for example. Mainstream is a waste of time.
I'll present you with a formula for originality. It's simple. Think of the basics and rearrange them. If you have enough quantity to rearrange you will find an original combination. Of course that combination may not be very interesting. (I read some posts use the word "pattern" which is hard to define.) So how can a unique pattern or combination be made to be interesting enough to call it original? Answer: take a look at a context outside and beyond the basics and relate your pattern to that.Lately I have been observing the world and my surroundings (to develop Se), when an interesting realization hit me with a sense of shock. In observing the general style of home architecture, while the house can have different angles/symmetry/surroundings, at it's core it is still wood, brick and mortar. Everything we build or develop in this age is an improvement or a refinement of the past, to which the realization hit me: There is little to no originality left in this world. I struggle to understand why did that realization evoked such a feeling of dis-contentment.
So does it trouble you, fellow INTJ's that there is nothing original (or close to nothing) left in this world? I am rather keen in hearing your thoughts on this matter.
I see this thread is in the INTJ section. INTJ = Ni Te Fi Se. Sounds like Te thinking with Se data. What about trying out Ne about all sorts of things and running a little Ti on it? That's me, an INTP. Instead of hard Se try soft Ne and one can come up with all sorts of new ideas. Recycling things to me sounds like coming up against a wall. But by running combinations of things in different environments, there is no end to what one can come up with. No wall as there are too many combos. Does this help any?I get frustrated, scared and sad if I think about this too much. There's nothing to be done. Slightly original things can still come about - as we create new tech and materials, things like 3D printing and such will lead to mild innovation in the short term. But eventually, all those ideas will become old and they, too, will go into the growing pile of things we merely recycle and build upon.
Hey. You found out where I live! How come I've never seen you?$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ is the main reason
I love old architecture but the cost of having a quality home designed and built by true craftsmen is outrageous
this estate was built between 1902-1920 [took 18 years to construct] sonnenberg gardens
I've been there many times, total cost was $600,000
today it would cost tens of millions
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because I'm wearing camouflage peeking into your bushes :shocked:Hey. You found out where I live! How come I've never seen you?
Oh yeah, I became aware very quickly that what I was saying was bullshit but I liked the gloominess of it so I just kept going anyway lmaoI see this thread is in the INTJ section. INTJ = Ni Te Fi Se. Sounds like Te thinking with Se data. What about trying out Ne about all sorts of things and running a little Ti on it? That's me, an INTP. Instead of hard Se try soft Ne and one can come up with all sorts of new ideas. Recycling things to me sounds like coming up against a wall. But by running combinations of things in different environments, there is no end to what one can come up with. No wall as there are too many combos. Does this help any?
Think of things on the forefront of science like AI, robotics, nuclear physics, modern sociology, solving world problems: political science, medicine. I'd call those things in developmental stages where one doesn't have to worry about things becoming routine, maybe ever ... . Ask yourself what are your interests and see what is being developed.
*sigh* Can't say I saw that one coming.Oh yeah, I became aware very quickly that what I was saying was bullshit but I liked the gloominess of it so I just kept going anyway lmao
I still think what I said applies to the majority of things, especially cultural things like fashion, art, music (entertainment in general) and even a lot of technological advancements (a lot of stuff we're coming up with is just refinement of very old ideas, or designed to better achieve the same goals we've been striving toward for hundreds of years). For example, travelling by horse, hovercar, teleportation, whatever comes next??? - it's all still us just trying to travel long distances, which is an idea we've had in our heads for thousands for years. But there are still areas that lend themselves to original ideas and inventions. Medicine is exciting right now.*sigh* Can't say I saw that one coming.
Either way, still something for thought at the current time. Thanks for your opinions.
Nothing is bullshit. Evrey thing counts when you immerse:shocked: yourself in it.Oh yeah, I became aware very quickly that what I was saying was bullshit but I liked the gloominess of it so I just kept going anyway lmao