Earlier this week I watched The Human Centipede, which is probably the worst idea for a movie ever. If you haven’t seen it, you’re not missing anything except for terrible imagery which will haunt our society for the next decade and a half.
Still, watching it gave me a terrible idea that I had to share on here because that’s what the internet is for, right? Sharing terrible ideas that should rather be kept quietly to oneself.
It seems there are less original thoughts than ever before. Hollywood makes less original movies. Everything seems to be a remake. Blogs reblog other blogs.
Instead of thinking and brainstorming and coming up with new and original ideas, we are instead like a human centipede. We just take the ideas that someone else has come up with and shit out at the last minute on their blog, digest it, and then shit out something even more terrible for people, who digest it and send it on.
I know great minds sometimes think alike, but they also need to think differently. How useful is your blog if you are just reacting to what everyone else is doing? Retweeting is nice, but don’t you have an original thought to share?
We often talk about curation, but that’s really just a nice verb to say “I don’t have original thoughts. But these people do.” There are enough “Me toos” and “This is great!” But you’re smarter than that. Write something original. Take a nice photo. Make a cool video. Do something that proves your brain can do more than just share.
But who am I kidding. Most people can’t think beyond a Facebook status.
F*%k it. I’m just gonna go share everything on Mashable.