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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

What is an idea?


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What is an idea? Here is my definition:


An idea is an original thought


The most common metaphor for an idea is a light bulb. When you turn on a light bulb, there is a sudden burst of energy illuminating a previously dark area. Ideas are similar in this regard. Ideas are a sudden realization of something previously unknown. In this way ideas are original.



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