A tad cynical? Yes. But I think everyone who’s ever put themselves out there artistically or otherwise can probably relate to this feeling. If you want to reach 100 people as a creator, and only 1/100 people you give a card to keeps it out of the trash, then give out 1000 cards.
Easier said than done, I know. But persevere, keep making, bridge the gap and soon 2/100 will keep it. Then 3, then 5, etc. you get the idea. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have more business cards to print.