Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. (Seneca, 1st century Roman philosopher)
We might want to think we’ve discovered or created something. In reality, of course, as Seneca wrote, almost nothing is created out of nothing (except for God’s creation). Whether it’s physical material that we’ve made into something new or a new thought or idea, it almost certainly came from evaluating and revising previous thoughts. Let’s do our best to create new ways to improve already existing ideas.
“I, Wisdom, live together with good judgment. I know where to discover knowledge and discernment. (Proverbs 8:12)