More and more these days I've noticed people copying my work. For instance, I've seen almost exact replicas of my sculptures for sale online. I've come across LinkedIn summaries that were virtually word for word the same as mine. The same with articles and even strategies I've created for clients.
If I am feeling a little full of myself, I might call myself "original." But this is inaccurate. Life itself is ceaselessly, relentlessly original. When I'm stuck on a description, it is only because I am resisting this originality.
One no longer has to be an expert in a field to voice one's opinion. The result is a surplus of articles and blog posts filled with opinions, ideas, and ruminations that range from pointless to profound.