Today it is possible for a common person to find giants and stand on their shoulders!
Not asking them to be a mentor, a guide by your side or a guru but a generous well-wisher whose chiming in whenever she can.
A thoughtful compliment, a connection, a constructive comment will uplift the quality of your worldview, stretch your perspectives and better channelise your resources.
The space around them is cramped but their shoulders have plenty of room.
Go, find them. And when you do, do get on their shoulders and make some Galata!