If you were to get on a motorcycle and drive into the Grand Canyon, no one would be surprised when you plummeted to your death. And when people read about you in the newspaper, most of them would think “Wow, that guy was an idiot.”
But put on a cape and TELL everyone you’re going to get on a motorcycle and jump OVER the Grand Canyon, people may or may not be surprised when you plummet to your death, but their response is likely to be very different.
That’s why it’s important to learn the “rules” before you break them.
Because when you know the risk you’re taking, and you do something new and dangerous to entertain The People, even if you fail, your fans will probably admire you for your brave attempt.
But if you don’t know the risk you’re taking and you do it out of ignorance, then when you fail, people will probably just shrug and think you should’ve known better.