Creativity is a double-edged sword, because every good idea generates a mountain of work.
Just ask the sales and operations teams what they think of all the ‘great ideas’ the marketing team is coming up with. Chances are they’ll roll their eyes, and dread all the new projects that will get dumped on their plates.
Opinions are like noses, everyone’s got one. Experiences on the other hand are highly valuable.
In every culture elders hold positions of respect and honor. Their depth and wisdom make them a valuable asset, because they provide guidance and leadership. And their value is not based on their judgements or opinions, it’s based on their experiences.