I am writing an essay in which someone underestimates something because they think it is beneath them. Then, they realize it was actually very good, so I was a noun to convey the meaning of not underestimating the potential of something?
I really liked "don't judge a book by its cover," but I need a noun, and I feel that is too cliche. I want to sound more thoughtful.
At first, I thought it was beneath me. However, after days of work, I learned having "the quality of not underestimating the potential of this experience" was essential for life.