March to your own beat

The more we read, the easier it is for us to write or think things we think are original but that are actually derived from other people’s heads.

My dad builds houses for a living and I used to show him beautiful examples from interior design and architecture magazines, houses designed by award-winning architects, etc, and he’d say, “I don’t look at other people’s stuff”.

I used to think he was so stuck up and proud. But now I’m beginning to see the wisdom in his way of thinking.

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