Our attention is drawn towards novelty while we slip right by the unoriginal. The 'tried and true.' Heck, we even give it a name: cliche.
Ever ask a professional for advice only to be disappointed by the cliche response? The disappointment doesn't come from the pro, it's in you and me. It shows us that we are not ready (yet) for the truth that lies in the tried and true.
The young and ignorant look for new ways, while the aged give the best truths masked in cliche:
Getting a degree is great, but grandmas give the best advice. Why? Because their wisdom has stood the test of time.