“Blind certainty, a close-mindedness that amounts to an imprisonment so total that the prisoner doesn’t even know he’s locked up.”
DFW–Kenyon College speech.
We need to live a creative life to be creative persons and build creative organizations. You cannot do that walking around blind, certain of all the answers and all the questions.
So pull the buds out of your ears and really listen to the city around you, the campus you attend, the people working near you. The certainty of your music prevents experiencing the uncertainty of the opportunities around you.
And yes, perhaps the person who didn’t go to Stanford, Harvard or Yale actually has something important to say to you.