The majority of suggestions we get are free. Many of them are provided to us by people who care about us, our cause, or the topic at hand.
We have several options when someone offers us this gift. We can use the gift to do something beneficial. We can accept it but do nothing with it.
However, it is painful when our ego dance takes over, we often feel insecure and protect our position. We tend to demonstrate that we already know it. We remind others of our place in the organisational hierarchy. All that effort for ego satisfaction.
Yes, it makes no sense, but most of us see ourselves and others doing it all the time.
Let us challenge to catch ourselves next time!