How do these roads get laid down, anyway? Somebody has to do it. Same with thinking, usually, but not always. Somebody has to think it, and not only that, they must speak it or write it down so that it can be heard or read. THEN, you can travel there, but generally not before. This is why it is always SO EASY to comment on somebody else's ideas - whether heard or read - but SO HARD to come up with something of your own, and especially, on a regular basis.
Try it for yourself: Break out of THIS "line-of-thought" and open up Notepad, and compose five hundred+ words on a topic that you have NEVER read before, NEVER heard before, NEVER thought about before. Go ahead. Try it for yourself...
For the ninety-nine-to-one-hundred-percent who didn't even bother to try it, here are some topics you might want to consider the next time you have 25 or 30 minutes to fill - hey, it won't kill you:
- Why is it so hard to invent/create new ideas for yourself, that you KNOW at the time are new to you?
- Could it have anything to do with the idea presented above, that there are no such neural pathways in you yet?
- If so, then whatever you think about must have some kind of stimulus from out there - or even in here - that kick-starts the whole process.
- And if so, then consider this: how might one learn for oneself to kick-start their own brain into some kind of "accelerated neural activity" that consistently generates new ideas, new thoughts, new areas of investigation?