Be open to advice. Do not let your ego get in the way of you knowing valuable information. You can save yourself a lot of time if you just be open. You don’t have to take all the advice someone has given you. Hear people out...you never know what you can take from a conversation. If you choose to see the good in all people, you will find a lot about people in general and the things they can offer you with a conversation. Learn from peoples’ experiences.
Be open. Don’t assume because you are talking to someone younger they can not provide you with any advice. You don’t know people struggle or life, no matter how much you think you know. It is ignorant to say well are too young to know anything. You can find information about anything from anyone. There are older people who are ignorant and younger people who are wise.
You will be foolish not to listen to any advice or a different perspective. And trying to get to places with your own knowledge can require a lot of trial and error, while someone who has been in the same predicament can lead you to possible successes.