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Random Thought for Friday, October 24, 2014: Origami Boulders???

wpid-wp-1413824219216.jpegWelcome to Friday’s Random Thought.

Last week at work, I made a silly joke about transformers, a piece of paper and crumpling it up.  “See, an Origami boulder!”

Apparently, it’s a real thing, http://origamiboulder.com.

So I can take that and the Jump to Conclusions Mat from Office Space off my list of original ideas and I encourage everyone else to take similar action.

Why?

Well, ask yourself.  When was the last time you went to the movies and there wasn’t a single remake or reboot playing in the theater?

If you are my age, you have to think back about 20 or more years.  I suspect in the next 20 years, there won’t be a single original thought in American Film and please, please, please let time prove me wrong.

Don’t misunderstand me, there are some very good remakes out there.  The Star Trek reboot has been very well done, The Thomas Crowne Affair was also a stellar job and one can’t forget Ocean’s Eleven and the way the captured the essence of the original so well.

Remakes should only be done every once and a while and not become the main content that is being presented to the theater going masses.

Re-releasing older films is a better way to go.  Keep things as original as you can or do something really ground breaking, create something new.

Take a hint from Pixar.  They are successful simply because they came up with original stories and presented them very well.  Toy Story, Finding Nemo and UP are some of my favorite movies.

Of course, this would require people to use their imagination.  To do so, you have to make a conscious decision in your life that money is not the most important thing.  You have to be an artist and I’m not talking about that “hipster at Starbucks in fine clothes” stereotype of an artist.  I’m talking about the artist who holds down a full time job and works on their craft when they are not working.  Art for the sake of art doesn’t work most of the time.  Art for the sake of creating something with no intention of getting anything back from it, that’s how you pour your soul into something.

You have to be willing to create something and put it out there for the world to see.  You have to accept that whatever you do, you will suck at it and continue to suck at it until your work is appreciated.  You have to be a bit selfless in what you are doing.

You have to have drive and discipline in what you do.  You have to grow up and still be that kid inside.

Take a look at the character Frank Castle portrayed by Nathon Fillion.  His character keeps a copy of his first rejection letter framed and hanging in his office.  It is what drives his character to excel, to keep writing, to simply keep doing what he is doing not out of stubbornness or pride but dedication to his art, his craft.

Of course, if all the paper in your office is predominately rejection letters, it’s time to try something else.

I hear origami can be fun.  Full contact basket weaving is also fun, try it sometime.

Just do one thing.  Keep it real, keep it original.

Happy Friday Everyone!

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