Last post I explored why people are obsessed with originality to dysfunctional degrees. I noted that there were factors of individuality, a desire to be industrious, a sense of property, a desire for notoriety, and a focus on making a contribution. All these factors lead to an emphasis on originality in media work in my opinion. Let me also note that I think all too often originality gets over emphasized.
Yes, in short I am saying that people and groups and cultures can take an emphasis on originality too far. That may sound strange, but an obsession with something good does not mean one puts it into practice properly. I feel fear of unoriginality crushes people's creativity, destroying the very thing they're seeking.