If its all been said before.. why say anything at all?
As a songwriter I'm always scrapping songs because musically, lyrically or thematically something similar has already been written. People are always critical of others if they are not being 'original' or coming up with new ideas. But in a universe of infinite possibilities human thought is actually finite. So the likelyhood is that nothing is new. It has all happened before, either in this cosmic cycle, or a previous one. Dig deeper into the past and you're likely to find that everything has been thought of. Major scientific discoveries tend to have roots in ancient scriptures from cultures around the world. Things that appear to be new are just that.. an appearance. A quick search on Google will probably show that my question has been asked by many people before me. Damn the internet!!
So why bother? Well here's why I bother
First up... so what? So you're not saying anything new. Why do you feel the burden of having to bring something new to the table anyway? Sing the same song, say the same things, laugh at the same old jokes and keep quoting the so called greats.. life is beautiful.. let's keep reminding ourselves. Because if we don't we might forget.
In this day and age originality is the art of concealing your source.. and yes I know, someone has already said that! But he fact that your idea has already been thought of does not devalue you.. it just means you're on the same vibrations as other people who have passed before you.. it validates you more. You are part of a movement. A community that shares similar thoughts. Welcome!
Finally there is power in repetition. Just like there is power in chanting and focusing on one thought. So keep saying it. Whatever you do, don't stay quiet. Use your voice. Be heard.
Nature will move us forward when the time is right. The universe will provide us with new thoughts when and if we are ready for them. In the meantime just enjoy what we have again and again and again.