Recently, some friends posted a few photos and commented about how they tried to avoid clichés during a trip. This bothered me and I couldn’t figure out why.
We go out of our way to deride and avoid anything close to cliche, but I don’t understand why should we spurn it. It’s a status bestowed by outsiders and has nothing to do with the enjoyment of life itself.
If it occurs, it happens. By trying avoid unoriginality and edit our lives in the midst of living we risk turning reality into a fabrication. That seems to be a higher crime.