You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla.
This proverb highlights the importance of experience. Just like old gorillas that have lived in and walked the forest long enough to know all shortcuts and the dangerous paths to avoid, people with experience in any project know the ins and outs. We should not undermine their knowledge, nor should we be arrogant to them. We should instead learn from them.
The proverb also speaks to the wisdom that comes with age.
Note: This interpretation is our opinion. We encourage you to agree, disagree, or provide an alternate interpretation.