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<p>Prompt: Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.
It is better to try to be original than to merely imitate others. People should always try to say, write, think, or create something new. There is little value in merely repeating what has been done before. People who merely copy or use the ideas and inventions of others, no matter how successful they may be, have never achieved anything significant. </p>
Is it always better to be original than to imitate or use the ideas of others? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~</p>
<p>It is very difficult to be perfectly original, and some might say that it is impossible. In our society, there have already been so many innovative and creative ideas that being original is not probable. An idea that someone gets today will be medley of other ideas that have been thought before. People who copy ideas or inventions of others are not doing anything bad; they are merely using them for inspiration. So unless one is plagiarizing, it is fine not to be completely original.
The technology of todays society is clearly ever-changing and is where new machines come to the market almost every second. And none of these items are completely original, yet they may be very useful and significant. For example, lets take the ordinary sedan; the Toyota Camry is the most popular car in America. But the present 2010 version has been preceded by hundreds of models of other cars. This doesnt make the Toyota Camry insignificant or a mere imitation because the car is used by millions of people and will be used as a blueprint for future cars. Merely copying a design doesnt make the new design less valuable, but more valuable because it may provide later generations with new innovations.
One of the most innovative and creative companies existing today is Nintendo. The multi-billion company created one of the most innovative pieces of technology in 2006; the product was called the Wii, and it revolutionized gaming. It featured a remote that required the player to move their hands and arms to play the game. This technology opened a doorway to video gaming that has produced many more gaming ideas. Without a doubt the Wii is valuable and successful, and it actually isnt original. The Power Glove was a gaming technology that was released in 1989 that featured the same technology as the Wii. The Power Glove was copied as merely an inspiration, and use of the technology did not reduce the Wiis significance or value.
Originality is not always better than using a previous idea for inspiration. Todays technology proves that inspiration leads to better ideas that will inspire new ones later. People should try to say, write, think or create something new, but their creations can never be completely original.</p>