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Death of an Idea

The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.
-John Maynard Keynes

Creativity loves constraint, but creating artificial barriers (mental/process) simply kills a wonderful idea.

Let me narrate a real life incident:
Big reorganization is happening in my office. The resulting suspense and tragedies are leading to lots of interesting water-fountain gossips.

Yesterday, an office colleague, got really amused and remarked. “Someday, when I have enough money, I will make a movie out of it.”
I said “Why wait for tomorrow, just write a script and by Christmas you can shoot it.”
To my suprise people ended up staring at me as if I am doing some blasphemy.

Every day about 100 new movies are published on YouTube. For a 100$ they buy/rent a video cam and gather the neccessary equipment. They creates costumes out of everyday garments, use the offices (weekends), parks or personal homes for sets/background and just shoot often under natural light.

Most of these movies are no better than the skids and dramas we used to have during the high-school, but they always convey their meaning.
Technology has made everyday movie making a very economical weekend hobby, yet most people are so much used to Karan Johar kind of megalomania that they just can’t think practical.

The result is that this idea ends up along with the ideas of crossing the oceans in rafts, cleaning the attic and other crazy stuff which you plan for but never execute.

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