Never pass up an opportunity to associate yourself with slightly CRAZY people
Groundbreaking ideas rarely come from the “normal” channels. Great advances in any field usually come from or are influenced by the people that thrive on the fringes. The more varied the people you associate with, the wider the cultural voices in your life, the greater your chance of coming up with truly innovative and successful solutions to the problems you encounter.
The guy that’s always wearing the purple hat or roller skating in the park, why even the person who believes in all those conspiracy theories, they all have a point of view to offer that actually makes your life richer and gives you more options with which to address any problems that arise in your work or life.
Stop pushing people away because their ideas do not line up with yours. There are gems of insight to be gained by listening to “crazy” ideas.