It's in our nature to want to help those who pose no threat to us and are going through a phase we've passed through many years ago. We willingly teach a child how to memorize the multiplications table and feel good about it because we see it as helping someone who is far less than us become a little more. And when you are a young entrepreneur almost every old entrepreneur you meet will want to help you, mostly with advice and then some business referrals. They treat you nicely and make out time for you as long as you keep to asking for advice. Don't ask them for funding and don't ask them to promote your services/products to their contacts.