Why do we get advised not to go against the tides or the default? History has it written all over from Henry Ford, Benjamin Franklin, Mahatma Gandhi, Wright Brothers, Ram Mohan Roy, and numerous others.
Success requires luck and a lot of pain and sacrifice goes with the hard work. There is no guarantee at the beginning of bearing any fruit.
Would our world have been a different place if the chosen few would not have gone against the tide? We would have continued living in darkness, slavery, or many other ills practices.