It’s a Keynes observation from somewhere (I will come back and dig it up – if I find it now I will be late for the job I love oh-so-much).
People like predictability. Even if you are predictably wrong, that makes them happier than if you do some innovations that push them out of their comfort zones. Even if they intellectually concede (at least to your face) that they need to come out of those comfort zones.
It’s all quite corrupt.