I question the constant obsession with status. If a stranger says reality barely exists, he’s just some loudmouth idiot spouting his pseudo-science opinion. If a quantum physicist says reality barely exists, then his words must be acknowledged and hailed as advanced truth. In one case, we are being dismissive and refuse to question any further. In the other case, we place ourselves beneath another and refuse to question any further. Such bias is a limitation.
I am not suggesting that we let the village idiot tell us how to fix the dam, but we should cultivate our ability to think objectively at all times. This also does not mean that we should shun subjective thinking. Can we not master both and learn to stop dismissing usable wisdom due to the “status” of it’s source? Can we come to see that truth and wisdom can be found everywhere, if one would only seek it?