Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and assignment below:
It is better to try to be original than to merely imitate others. People should always try to say, write, think, or create something new. There is little value in merely repeating what has been done before. People who merely copy or use the ideas and inventions of others, no matter how successful they may be, have never achieved anything significant.
Is it always better to be original than to imitate or use the ideas of others?
Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.
2. 审题关键词：original, imitate
正：Copying the ideas of others creates nothing new to the world. There is no point repeating what has done before.
反：What has done by others are always useful to this world. Good experiences should be passed on the next generation.
补：We can hardly be absolutely original. Most of the new findings or creations are based on what has done before.