Exploration of anything takes courage and communication to those around us. Any exploratory work demands of us an open mind otherwise we will not be able to take up the challenge that we are called into through our growth in faith. Ask any scientist with regards to seminal breakthroughs in their fields of expertise. You will be told how there had to be an openness to new thinking in order for the breakthrough to occur. That thinking has to be communicated to those within the community and also to those outside of the community so that we are all brought along with the new paradigm. The Corinthian congregation was stuck in a pattern of thought that reflected the community and society in which they lived. A society of Roman patronage that increased the welfare of those that conformed to their patron's way of thinking and doing, even if this tended to bring despair and poverty into society. Paul is communicating a new paradigm, a new way of thinking within the faith community that will ultimately be reflected in general society. The Corinthians' open themselves up to God speaking through Paul and the notion of many gifts coming from God not just the elite few.
If we do not look for assistance we will never get out of our rut