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Doom, Gloom, and the Creative Tomb

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Society is a roiling mass of development whether that be in terms of fashion, technology, religious practices , or many more. Our world is a rapid-fire secession of innovation. In this kind of culture, where an idea quickly blossoms into a way of life, there are the leaders and there are the followers. So what makes a trendsetter? How does somebody become the triumphant frontrunner of a new fad or way of life? Austin Kleon’s book Show Your Work raised that question for me when he stated that, “ we all carry around the weird and wonderful things we’ve come across while doing our work, and living our lives. These mental scrapbooks form our tastes, and our tastes influence our work” (75).