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Appropriated Words

Not a single thought or written word is my own, for I have read someone else's script. My mind has been forever transformed from when I read the first word of that first script. Yet, I could not put it down until it was finished. I found myself rereading that script. The insights of that script guided me to a much earlier script by a different creator on the same subject. Though it was written centuries before, it had very similar words and phrases, and only the concept was updated to align with the new modern writer. I realized what I was thinking was odd because another had already thought it. Then to express those thoughts in my "own unique" words would necessarily have a similar construct. Referencing the first person with that thought is improbable, so I don't try to annotate anyone while grasping that all included had a similar thought.

It is said that creativity is only undetected plagiarism. Thus, I give no sources because it is indifferent to me whether what I have thought has already been thought before me by another. I must embrace these contradictions to replicate concepts and make them appear original. I must be a perfectionist and inconsistent at the same time. It is said that spoken words directly influence the world order; I say written words don't change, and we need to reorder the world. Most importantly, understand that illiteracy is the parent of revolution and crime.

Mockery is the tribute paid to intellectuals by mediocrities. Pedantic is an insulting word that describes someone who annoys others by correcting small errors, caring too much about minor details, or emphasizing their expertise, especially in some narrow or dull subject matter. That is why one must remember that ordinary knowledge should be the belief in the ignorance of experts. Knowing teaches nothing; experience does. Thus, we must make our own rules or forever be a slave to the illiterate's rules.

For the illiterates aim of the argument is victory, not progress. Gratitude and appreciation are the product of pronounced sophistication; it is a fruit of great cultivation and not found among unrefined illiterate people. Is not an individual made or unmade by themselves, their actions are the natural result of their thoughts, and their joy or suffering is the result of their own actions? When we can no longer change our situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. - Benjamin Pore

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Lynn Verot
Lynn Verot
Jul 27, 2023

Good one.

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