"Some wisdom must be learned from one who is wise." Euripides
Are you ever tempted by a completely do-it-yourself approach to life? Do you ever harbor thoughts that in business or in your personal life, you can successfully make it all up as you go along, figuring it all out, at least sufficiently for your own purposes?
Whether we ever explicitly think like that or not, that’s often the way we act. Why don’t we consult the wisdom of others more? There are people all around us who have insight to share if we’d just tap into it. They don’t have to be wiser than you to have something to offer you. As long as they think of something differently from the way in which you customarily think, as long as they approach life from a slightly different angle - and, let’s face it, everyone does - there’s something you can learn from the people around you, perhaps in unexpected ways.
Socrates taught Plato, Plato taught Aristotle, and Aristotle taught Alexander the Great. Who are you teaching? And who is teaching you? Don’t think you can do it all yourself. Consult with someone who is wise.