When boundaries aren't present then innovation will flourish. Originality in life may be a positive result of failure. photo courtesy @tangojuliette

Originality In Life


The universal use of the word “originality” is as a noun. Whole-being performance triggers doing, being, and becoming original.

The universal root + definition of originality

LATIN | oriri {to rise}

  1. novice or beginning, initial
  2. individuality of aspect, thought, or imagination
  3. distinctiveness of style, and design
Ansel Adams once said, “Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.”
Originality in life

Look at a flower. From a seed, a root will rise. Originality is the course a root takes. It’s a novice in the dirt. The same is true of a habit. Originality in life is a method to creatively break a tiresome habit with a new one.

Creativity grows in new circumstances. Originality in life requires accepting failure. Failure helps to create originality.