Innovation by minority is always opposed at first. Maybe even oppressed. If I make it sound like there is something called ' Innovation by majority' as opposed to minority well... there might be. Haven't found an example of it, but you never know right?
There might be more innovators. But few are even strong to stand up to the rest and say, "Enough is enough. I know I'm right and your wrong." Then shove the physical/scientific proof in their faces and add,"See here now. This -insert your innovation of choice- works and is a good thing. So all you people can stop being scared sheep and open your eyes, free your mind etc. I sure as hell ain't gonna be one of them."
My point is that the rest of us who don't think like sheep still live like them. We're wasting our potential because of being either a) lazy bastards/bitches or b) having a lot to lose if we open our mouths. We aren't strong enough to turn around and say, "up yours" looking the real sheep straight in the eye.
Conforming to general society is important for our survival. Otherwise you might find an angry mob with torches -yes they do still exist in some places- breaking down your door and beat you up. At the very least you'll be exiled informally from your community and burned at the metaphorical stake.
On the other hand if you don't care about this and are persistent enough (read stubborn enough) you might finally get your way.
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