Originality vs Authenticity

I have this debate running constantly in my mind when I write my posts. Am I creating content which is unique ? Is it interesting ? Is it worthy enough for a mention etc. Some topics require a lot of research and understanding while some come easily to me.

Whenever I am confused and find myself in doubt I re visit an advice given to me by my mentor ,

“Most things have been done but they have not yet been done by you. So Just do it .Once you put your own expression and passion behind an idea, that idea becomes yours.”

Another motivating statement she made to me is,

“If it’s authentic enough believe me, it will feel original ”

This gives me the energy to keep writing and keep creating new and exciting content. And the best part is that this advice comes handy not only in writing but in every aspect of creative living.

For instance , when I design and handmake jewellery I know that I am not the only person making it , but the heart and soul that I put into it makes it unique and hence authentic and original. Same principle applies to writing . I am sure someone someday must have written or said this to someone at some point in time. But the fact that I am sharing this with you now, it becomes mine . Once you become mindful to yourself ,you connect with yourself and your expressions takes the shape of you .

All I want to say is , explore and conquer the hidden treasures in yourself and not worry about it’s originality.

Happiness and sunshine

Nidhi

16 Comments Add yours

  1. arv! says:

    Who can better understand this than you? Even though Cartier designs stunning jewelry pieces, there are so many different versions of the same…all inspired by one particular design yet they are all unique. So it also depends on how one approaches it. They might be termed as replica versions or original. But yes there is lots of love and labour involved in it. Glad to know you design jewelry, Nidhi. Do you specialise in any specific type?

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    1. Many thanks , I specialise in customised wire and beaded jewellery. Itโ€™s costume jewellery versatile enough to be paired with any outfit of your choice – western or ethnic. Now I pursue it as a passion unlike following it full time till my children were in pre school .

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      1. arv! says:

        Great. It has great potential to grow because the new generation has a different Outlook towards the traditional jewelry which is more elaborate and expensive. Happy to know more about it. Thanks, Nidhi.

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      2. My pleasure . Check out Bespoke Art on Facebook at your leisure .

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      3. arv! says:

        Sure I will. That’s the name to search – bespoke art?

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      4. Yes , you may go via my profile too

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      5. arv! says:

        Will surely do ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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      6. I used to outsource some supplies and beads from Jaipur too .

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      7. arv! says:

        Great. While I know Jaipur is a big centre for precious and semi-precious stones but was clueless on beads. I assume you are not referring to semi precious stone beads.

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      8. You get sine beautiful jadau tikras abd beads both precious and semi precious .

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      9. arv! says:

        Great ๐Ÿ‘

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  2. Rajiv Narula says:

    Thanks for this post Nidhi. We all struggle with this concept of uniqueness. When I landscape my gardens, or do interior designing in my home, or write poetry or prose, I ponder on the same questions. But It’s not about the fact whether it’s been done before or not; it’s for my satisfaction of doing it. As Heraclitus has rightly said,
    โ€œNo man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.โ€

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    1. โ€œNo man ever steps in the same river twice, for itโ€™s not the same river and heโ€™s not the same man.โ€
      Thanks for sharing this pearl . Its actually a great thought !
      Thanks rajiv !

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  3. Your mentor is absolutely right. I think it is so easy to compare our work to the 189977484 people out there doing the same thing, but one thing we can offer is our individual and unique flair. Nobody can succeed at bringing what YOU bring to what you, which makes what you do very special.

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    1. Agree with you 100 % .
      Thanks for penning this to me ๐Ÿ™‚ appreciate

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