for hundreds of years people died because they ate the leaves of the tomato plant.
tradition told them not to eat the large red berries. eventually someone broke tradition
ate the fruit from the plant and it is a popular fruit turned vegetable most people take for granted.

while one may say that some ideas come from people who don't know or care for traditions,
one might also say that some people come up with new ideas, not because they don't know or care
about traditions, but because they know all to well the traditions, they are bored with them and they feel like doing something else.