There’s no such thing as ‘original’ in this world. We are born, and we learn. We have no choice but to take from those who accomplished what we want to accomplish.
See, we are faced with the choice of either threading our own path blindly, with all signs pointing to our failure, or to look forward and glimpse at the direction our predecessors traveled successfully. The choice is easy being that we fear death, and thus originality is non-existent.
What we can do is better upon the path our predecessors set. We can turn that dirt road into a paved highway. We can take that steam car and make an electric car. We can… so forth and so forth.