"In earlier times cultures were slowly grown over centuries by individuals, acting as individuals and in association with their fellows. Few lives didn’t contribute to this in some way. It might be a word, a phrase, an observation, an idea, or a technique, method, refinement or style in agriculture, tool making, husbandry, dress, song, play, or some other aspect of life. It was always democratic in the sense that what was contributed remained, only in so far as those within the culture elected to keep and adopt it. This is authentic culture as the Vox Populi, that which arises spontaneously from within and from the bottom up."