Do you really care what an overweight redneck with green hair and bad teeth has to say?
I once thought, not "No" but "HELL NO!". I spent years in the business world learning to judge the "inside" by what I saw on the outside. I knew who had good ideas, and who didn’t. That mentality carried over to my civic work and my spiritual life. He’s a nut, she’s a slut, they’re weird, etc.
When THOSE people wanted to help, I would listen, treat them with respect and tell them I would get back to them. Their ideas were always bizarre. I had labeled them as irrelevant, unconnected, or insignificant.
It was a belief system built on years of seeing the world a certain way, one way.
Then one day, I had this crazy, but great, idea! I eagerly sought out my peers and proudly announced my stroke of genius. I was treated very nicely, and they said they would get back to me.