You have probably heard the idiom, “You don’t have to reinvent the wheel,” a number of times. But have you ever taken a moment to think how deep it is?
According to Google, the definition of that idiom is to waste time trying to do something that has already been done successfully by someone else. Which means, you don’t have to work your ass off in building something from scratch.
Every invention we enjoy on this earth is the result of somebody’s work. Be it the smartphone or computer you are reading this essay from, the language you speak, the dress you wear, the breakfast you had this morning, and so on.
Countless individuals have left these inventions behind for us to lead a comfortable and easy life. Just imagine how it’d be if there’s a strict rule on this earth that demands every human to invent things for themselves. Anything like creating a new language on their own to speak with others, designing their shoes, building cars, figuring out how to manufacture steel, and inventing music notes, among others.
If this rule were to be for real, we all would spend a great deal of our lifetime trying to invent just a single thing mentioned above. We would hardly have had any time left to live life, let alone enjoy it. Yet, these men and women who came up with all these inventions did exactly just that.
They had to sacrifice their precious time on this earth to create new things that would serve the rest of mankind ever after. Had they just been lazy as some of us are, things around us would have been totally different.
So, whenever you see a man-made creation around you, what you are actually seeing with your eyes isn’t just an invention, but life. Lifetimes spent to light up ours.