"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are some one else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation." - Oscar Wilde
We are born into this world like a blank piece of canvas. In the attempt to put marks on such canvas, we tend to follow the paths that have been created by the stomps of those before us, the paths which have been proven to lead to somewhere/something. And, they are easier to walk on.
The issue is, what has worked for others are, at best, what worked for others. We came from such a diversified pool of genes, there's no guarantee that by doing the same things, we will achieve the same results. And who says harvesting apples would be a great success to someone that loves oranges instead?
Life is such a huge subject that I feel one never has all the answers in the bag. But in Provence, when many flock to the same spots, trying to capture the version of the lavender field that may seem familiar (do a search online and you will know what I mean), I chose to let my own eyes choose what to speak about my experience. It may not have been done before. And it may not receive recognition. But it's the version that my eyes, and heart, love.
What's your vision to YOUR life?