I am making no assumptions about the baggage that any given individual might be carrying, except when they have introduced themselves for example on another forum saying that the world is going to change along with everyones " consciousness " after 2012 , which btw is a real example but not as far as I know a view held by anyone on this forum, its just a for instance.. The fact is though unless we are Buddhas we all carry baggage in the way of wrong views. If that baggage is a of particular critical mass,it will be very difficult for the person carrying it to hear what is being said to them. This is a matter of common experience in Buddhist circles. I often think of the late Will Roger's maxim. " Its not what we dont know that hurts us, its what we think we know that aint so ".
There are cetain basics according to the Buddha, like Dukkha, Anicca and Anatta. Like the Four Noble Truths, like the Eightfold Noble Path. Some other paths may have some of these, but its a full time job putting them into action.