Attitude is so important.

Frankly, I don't care what your GPA is. I don't care how many awards you've received or how successful your "fill in the blank" is. How much money you can make, if you have this or know who.

What matters to me is your attitude. I don't want to interact with someone who gives a backhand apology and sits on a pedestal. You will only get so far with your chin that high.

This applies in personal relationships and in the professional world. So before you go and try to have a conversation with someone, reexamine yourself and remember you are just human. You are here to learn and to give.