When Johannes Gutenberg launched the Printing Press, 90% of Europe was illiterate. What a terrible time to start a book publishing business. At first glance, it appears Gutenberg showed up at the wrong place at the wrong time.
It turns out, having the seed is not enough to get your ideas to grow. You need the right conditions. But conditions will always appear too bleak too soon when trying to change the masses.
Not everyone is ready to hear what you have to say. Much easier to talk to someone who is eager to change.
It’s hard to see when a revolution is taking place. It’s only after the fact, after you’re finished will you know if you were at the right place at the right time.