That is what one farmer said to the other I would imagine. “Now let me get this straight, you plan to take on the King?”
“You heard me right.” Came the confident response.
They were fishermen, farmers, book store keepers and more. They had no uniforms. No formal weaponry. Nothing that would back up a desire to take on the Super Power of the world at that time. But they did.
They were the inhabitants of The Colonies. And they’d had enough. But more than that. They had a vision. A passion. A plan. And they carried it out.
Even certain citizens and neighbors thought the rebellion was a crazy idea, “Who in their right mind…”
232 years later. Here we stand. The United States of America. They said it couldn’t be done. It was a bad idea. Wouldn’t work. But it did. Like a few other things that were doomed to fail. See what you think:
“Far too noisy, my dear Mozart. Far too many notes.” —The Emperor Ferdinand after the first performance of The Marriage of Figaro
“If Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony is not by some means abridged, it will soon fall into disuse.” —Philip Hale, Boston music critic, 1837
“Rembrandt is not to be compared in the painting of character with our extraordinarily gifted English artist Mr. Rippingille.” —John Hunt (1775-1848)
“Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant . . . utterly impossible.” —Simon Newcomb (1835-1909)
“We don’t like their sound. Groups of guitars are on their way out.” —Decca Recording Company when turning down the Beatles in 1962
“You will never amount to very much.” —A Munich schoolmaster to Albert Einstein, aged ten
What are you working on that people may feel is futile. May I suggest, if the project is for the greater good, stay focused. Forge onward. You will get to the other side. And when you do, people will be there to help you celebrate.
Happy 4th!