It could be argued that a person is born, "a blank slate", as B.F. Skinner used to do. People learn native language and specific behavior from the previous generations, depending on which area of the world born into. From this, it is logical to consider seriously that creativity is also learned. The educational system teaches one how to play an instrument in classical or jazz; ways of practicing, of preforming. Patterns are noticeable to an extremely sensitive mind, common in all music. Introductory art class teaches students about vanishing points and shading. Music and art are but two examples that I briefly touched on. I'm sure a sharp mind can think of many more. Ponder the question, "where does inspiration come?"
My argument is that societies founded on such a circular system, cannot, nor never will, have true artists. Most artistic endeavors are just regurgitations of existing ideas made into reality. A mixing and matching of ideas drawn from the culture of the particular person endeavoring. This has brought me to these questions: If all ideas are regressive, do all ideas spring from one idea? What is this idea? Where did this idea come from?