Everything Is a Remix
“Italy is known for tomatoes. Thailand for chilies. Germany for sauerkraut.
But tomatoes originated in Peru. Thailand imported chilies from Central America. Sauerkraut started in China.
Everything is a remix—and the world is better for it. Share what you know. Learn from others."
If you look hard enough, you'll find that a lot of ideas originated from one place or time but became popular in another (here's another example). The hard part isn't to be original, it's to take existing ideas and turn them into something others would want.