August 24th, 2008

(no subject)

Are you unoriginal, stealing ideas, or whatever if you do this:

Hear a friend/celebrity/book/philosophy mention a specific idea, vaguely,
go home pondering this idea, expanding on it in your mind and touching on it more thoroughly,
go to a group of friends and simply discuss this idea as your own.

?

If someone tells me "I really like *insert song here*" and I listen to the song, and then not only decide I like it but come up with an incredibly elaborate reason as to why I like it, and then turn to someone else and discuss that I like this song, I love it, and this is why... Must I cite my music source?

Just a thought.
CLEARLY. As is everything else.