If I'm in a room full of people, and some one starts using a lot of antic's, while trying to "teach me", "enlighten me", or to "persuade me", as to how "I" should feel about someone, or something, the scam alert goes into effect. No one should be "teaching" me how to feel about anything. I trust my natural instincts in determining what's good or bad for me, or around me. I don't need the WOW factor, or fascinating tales, to determine if something is genuine, real, or sincere. We are all different, and what works for one person, may not work for the next person. Sometimes people will copy your behavior and work ethic, and get totally different results. There is no scientific pattern (in life) that says, sharing the exact same values, and participating in similar educational processes, eating patterns, or educational processes, will guarantee the exact same life accomplishments, experiences, or failures. There are way too many outside factors or personal experiences, for the results to turn out the same way.
Former NFL wide receiver, Jerry Rice, could share with you the entire process of how he ran routes, and read defenses. He could explain and demonstrate his entire practice regimen to you, and provide you with the blueprint for his eating, and diet process. No matter how discipline, and how long you would follow his instructions, the odds of you becoming a great NFL wide receiver would still be slim for most individuals. As a matter of fact, if you were to ask NFL great, wide receiver, Chris Carter, to give you instructions into how to become a great wide receiver, his instructions would not follow the same process as Jerry Rice. There is nothing wrong with people sharing information and experiences, As a matter of fact, some value may come from it at times. It's just important for to be wise enough to understand that results ultimately are based on many different circumstances and outside influences, which have nothing to do with our personal processes or efforts.
Some people are naturally gifted at certain things, while others have to work two or three times harder to obtain the same skills. No matter how hard some people try to accomplish some goals, they will never do as well as others, who do not have to try as hard to achieve those goals. Just because you experienced specific result by doing or accepting A, B, or C, does not mean the next person will get the same results by accepting or doing the same things as you have done . It's important we examine our surroundings and become critical thinkers, instead of just being followers and mimickers. The term "knowledge of self" is very fitting.