It’s rare I listen to niggas who never been in my position
A caterpillar can’t relate to what an eagle envisions

from Nas – Trust Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Someone who’s just starting out doesn’t have the insight that someone as experienced and as high up the ladder as Nas has. A lot of the times these people like to try to tell you what’s what, but Nas doesn’t listen to them.

Not only does a caterpillar not have the same view of the world as an eagle, but it can’t even comprehend the view that the eagle has — the same thing applies to young guys with no life experience.

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