This is a chapter from the book A Lesser Photographer.
People steal ideas from me all the time. I’m fine with stolen ideas—much more so than stolen words.
The whole point of publishing and creativity is to make your ideas available to the world for use.
If you’re afraid to release your idea into the world because it may be stolen, that’s the wrong fear to have. The greater fear is that it won’t be stolen, because it isn’t worth the effort to steal.