(Image inspired by Quote Investigator: Originality Is Undetected Plagiarism)
Originality. It’s a word that is used as the highest song of praise or the sharpest dismissal of any creative work.
The modern age is obsessed with the idea of what is and isn’t “original.” More than once I’ve heard it referred to as “the cult of originality,” and I feel there is no better description.
To be completely honest, I think the whole thing is ridiculous.