It’s nice to know the answer to a question. It’s nice to be asked for an opinion.
Sometimes, in the excitement of being asked a question by someone you want to impress, you can rush to answer it, whether it was the right question or not. You accept the premise, missing the opportunity to re-frame the question.
By being answered the question is validated, given credibility that it doesn’t necessarily deserve.
If you’re asked an important question, rather than rushing to an answer, take a breath and ask yourself “Is that the right question?”. If, and only if, you come up with a positive response should you formulate a response.
This approach may not result in the immediate recognition you seek, but it will help build credibility. In time, you may even be sought out for guidance on whether questions are right, whether you are able to provide an answer or not.