What people want and people need
Are often very different things indeed!
As a writer I sometimes get the nagging feeling that something I’ve just written and think of as my own creation might actually be something that is identical or materially similar to something I’d read or heard earlier. This is one of those times. I THINK I created it from scratch, but I do not wish to claim credit for something that isn’t mine.
I believe inadvertent plagiarism can happen to almost anyone. Even The Beatles once thought they had created a tune from scratch that turned out to be the music of someone else and was often being played on the radio at the time The Beatles wrote the identical tune.
Please let me know if you are aware that the poem or saying above—-or anything else that I think of as mine–should rightly be credited to someone else.