first they laugh at you, then they ridicule you. when none of that works, they wave their fists at you hoping you’ll give up. when none of that works, they sit and watch in silent denial.
as time passes by and they connect the dots, they finally wake up to the idea. it’s not so bad after all.
and then it works, to the point of almost flawless near-perfection.
Wait, they knew it all along it would work of course! Who could be ridiculous enough to not get it at all? Flattery ensues and appreciation along with it. A few claps, the odd eureka followed by a few pats on the back. You did good, but its just not that good enough.
And then the slow slump into obscurity begins, More time passes away and suddenly, nobody remembers anymore.
The circle isn’t complete yet. Not before a stupid douchebag comes along, pulls off a cheap imitation, adds a few magic tricks, some snap and a little spice. The world applauds. Calls him a genius.
What a brilliant idea!