Well, you're here, so I guess I should write something profound and/or witty.
Instead, I'll write this- If you want to move forward, be wary of smart people. Don't ignore them, but don't try to follow them, either. Gather what you can from them and move on.
Me? I want to see and learn from clever people, the people who get things done, often in less than ideal circumstances. These are the people I want to learn from and emulate.