You know that saying attributed to Barnum or Bailey, one of the circus guys, "There's a sucker born every minute"? That mentality keeps people from trying out the possibility of psychic nature. The truth, though, that's the kicker. The truth is that we all contain connection to psychic nature, to spiritual understanding. Who is able to intuit which messages is a matter of who practices which skills as we grow older.
I would venture to say that nearly all of us have bad experiences with this connection. There's good and bad with all things in our Earthly reality, this dual nature of ours. Some personalities manipulate the psychic, spiritual realm to take advantage of others. It's disheartening. Yet.. if we can develop ourselves to process humiliation that comes from being taken advantage of; and sadness that arises from thoughts about abusive pasts or neglectful presents, we might become like a golden tree at a water's edge.