"Cultivation", in its truest sense, has to do with privileging weaker members. That is, the weeds are the healthy ones. If let go, weeds would overun the plot plan. In fact, these cultivated members are technically so genetically inferior that they would never survive without these constant handouts, attentions, protection. Socially, protection extends to the those that are not exactly building blocks of the desires and goals of its own sponsoring body. Continued cultivation rests on the belief the organism is capable of producing fruit, in however distant a time.