They put the world's best violinist, Joshua Bell, in a train station to see if he would be noticed. They even prepared for crowd problems and rioting if he was noticed.
He played for 43 minutes.
1097 people passed by.
One person recognized him. Others walked right by.
Oh, by the way, Joshua Bell is a professional violinist who is paid $1000 a minute. In the video below he is playing his Stradivarius worth 3.5 million dollars!
It seems the context of brilliance plays a part in how people appreciate it.
So, if you are great at what you do, it seems your surroundings play a part in how you are appreciated.
If you teach martial arts to kids, make sure your studio is clean.
If you train fighters, sometimes a dark and dirty cavern with blood stains on the floor lends itself to the atmosphere. Adds to it. Maybe even makes it.
Think before you create. It matters.