You can learn a lot from others as long as you are willing to talk about ideas. Leonardo Da Vinci would keep a list of individuals that he would seek out in order to ask them questions on topics that interested him.
In fact, as Walter Isaacson describes him, Leonardo enjoyed being surrounded by friends, companions, students, assistant, fellow courtiers, and thinkers. Leonardo formulated his ideas not only from his own experience and reading but through conversation.
Learning through conversation is something we believe in strongly at Levela. We have conversations with students all the time and Levela is often the only place they have to speak freely about the content covered in their A-level subjects.
However, it is not just students who can benefit. Too often we keep ideas to ourselves, failing to recognise that the execution of ideas might start with individual brilliance, but will eventually require working with others. Start treating conversations as learning opportunities and see how far you can go.