The society tells us, "Follow the known path. It won't scare you." They do it because they are scared of change, because they don't know what will happen, because people generally like stability. And what happens if you choose your own path? You create a new one. Therefore it's in the people's best interest to stop you, to stop the change.
However, the people who give such advice are usually laggards. They give this advice because they don't know what's possible, and especially, they don't know what's beyond possible. They never tried it, so how could they give such an advice? So be careful when getting the advice from someone else. Ask yourself, what's their intent? Do they really want to help or do they want to stop you? And remember: advice is only an advice. You have your own life to live. It's up to you whether to choose to do something or not.
This mindset slows down innovation. It makes you afraid to try. But we all know that trying is something you should do to move forward. Of course, this is not for everyone. Some would still want to live a stable, regular life. By making a choice to try you are becoming an innovator. And if you want to move forward and to go by your own path, you should be willing to try new things.
Change is inevitable. And it's up to you whether to lead this change or to follow the masses.