At first they will not notice you. Keep working.
Then you will attract their attention with your work. They will be surprised and will start to look at you. Do not be afraid.
Then they will laugh at you. Do not react.
Then your boldness and eccentricity will begin to annoy and anger them. Hold on.
Then they will start to reckon with you and listen to you. Do not push them away.
Then they will start praising you and making overtures to you. Do not relax.
Then they will bow before you and worship you. Do not believe them.
Then they will wait for your mistake and overthrow you. Keep your head up.
Then they will mock you and trample you. Forgive them.
Then they will forget you. Calm down.