Throughout history, there have been people who stole someone else’s idea and made a fortune or achieved fame. There are many such instances. For example, we think that the telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell. But it was an Italian, Antonio Meucci, who first invented a voice-communication apparatus. But he didn’t get a patent as he failed to pay the full amount for completing it. More recently, Mark Zuckerberg, who won fame and minted money as the founder of the social media platform, Facebook, actually stole the idea from his Harvard colleagues, the Winklevoss brothers (Cameron and Tyler), and Divya Narendra. As for Albert Einstein’s famous theory of relativity, it was actually a Dutch physicist, Hendrik Lorentz, and a French mathematician named Henri Poincare, who discovered the basic fundamentals of relativity.
A billion-dollar idea is not easy to come by. It takes real genius, but genius, unfortunately, is in short supply. Hence, it is easier to pilfer ideas and piggyback one’s way to success and wealth. People who steal other people’s ideas are found in every field. You can find them lurking in your college, in the form of a friend who steals your idea for a research paper, or it could be a senior in your company who takes credit for something you did. Such things happen often, and they have been happening since time immemorial.
Some people are more prone to stealing the ideas of others. Astrology is one way of finding which people are likely to do this. There are 12 Zodiac signs in astrology, and each of us is born under a particular sign. Among these, it has been observed that 6 signs have this tendency. Let us see who they are.
Aquarius Dates (January 20 – February 18)
This Air sign is known for being innovative and inventive. So it is surprising that you tend to steal ideas. But Aquarius can steal more than ideas, too. You are also known to steal other people’s opportunities. You are quite cunning in your modus operandi, so your targets will be totally in the dark about your intentions. Why do you steal? Most probably for the thrill and sheer audacity of it. And because your unconventional and rebellious nature demands it.
Libra Dates (September 23 – October 22)
You steal in order to create something that you cannot create on your own. You desire to have beautiful things, but when you are not able to create it yourself, you are not beyond stealing it. Since you are fond of art, you tend to steal other people’s artistic ideas. When you talk about art or beauty, for instance, you will steal the thoughts and words of someone else. If you are a fashion designer, you are likely to rip off the designs of renowned designers and pass them off as your own. If you are a poet, you may steal the words and conceits of other poets. Sometimes you are just too lazy to think for yourself.
Gemini Dates (May 21 – June 20)
Geminis love to be seen as clever and witty. Many people are impressed by Gemini’s knowledge and humor. Little do they know that you are like magpies, gathering information from various sources and peddling them as your own ideas and opinions. This is an intelligent sign, so there is really no need to show off borrowed feathers. You can be an original thinker, but you would rather take the short cut.
Leo Dates (July 23 – August 22)
Leos tend to think they can do no wrong. But stealing the ideas of others is wrong. Your original ideas have more to do with how people should appreciate and adore you. You have grandiose notions about yourself, and to make these grandiose notions seem real, you will steal other people’s grand ideas and claim them as your own. It is not so much the brilliant ideas you crave but the spotlight that shines on you.
Scorpio Dates (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpio will steal an idea for two reasons only. One, they are totally pissed off with the person whose idea they are stealing. Scorpios are quite vindictive. You will never forget those who hurt you and will wait patiently for an opportune moment to strike back. And what better way than to pilfer a great idea? The second reason is Power. Scorpio will do almost anything for power. If the idea is something that grants them power over their fellow human beings and the whole world, they will stop at nothing to steal it.
Cancer Dates (June 21 – July 22)
Cancer likes to have lots of friends and be admired but is not sure about how to go about it. You are quite shy and lack confidence. You envy the ease with which the Geminis and Leos of this world make friends and win hearts. You want the same for yourself, be the one to set hearts racing, the blue-eyed boy or girl of the teacher/boss, the center of attention. Sadly, you don’t really know how to go about it. The only thing you can do, therefore, is to steal the ideas of others. You will calmly take credit for someone else’s brainwave if you think you can get away with it. And if someone confronts you, you act hurt and wounded.
The tendency to steal ideas is not limited to the above-mentioned Zodiac signs. Given the opportunity, even other signs may be tempted to do it. For instance, Mark Zuckerberg is a Taurus. Stealing someone else’s idea may bring glory for a short while, but sooner or later, the truth will be out, and you may have to face ignominy and the scorn of the world. Not all of us can be creative, innovative, and brilliant. But giving credit where it is due is the hallmark of a generous and honest person. In the final reckoning, these qualities may even earn you more appreciation than the brilliant ideas you stole from others. Think of Steve Jobs – he was a genius, but how many people really found him likable?