“No one is the same, and we all have different life experiences. It’s not my place to judge them or for them to judge me. We should all be accountable for own lives.” – Joanna Krupa
Experience can be a direct observation of or participation events as a basis of knowledge. It can be practical knowledge, skill, or practice derived from direct observation or participation, or the length of time of such participation, something personally encountered or lived through. It can also be defined as the conscious events that you have lived through.
Our lives are a collection of experiences that starts as soon as we are pushed from the warmth and darkness of our mother’s womb into the bright light. We live a life full of different experiences and there are those who have had near death experiences that say they were drawn toward a bright light.
There are good and bad experiences. Experience builds character and can give you an edge in making some decisions. I have always said that experience is life’s education system. Book learning is good but when you learn something from experience you tend not to forget it. Experience has a way of etching a lesson in your mind permanently.
“We are all born with a unique genetic blue print, which lays out the basic characteristics of our personality as well as our physical health and appearance…And yet, we all know that life experiences do change us.” – Joan D. Vinge
Unfortunately we can’t choose our experiences. We have to take them as they come. Parenthood is quite an experience. We experienced childhood and went through many changes. The day comes we find out we are going to be parents and we say we are going to use a different approach of rearing our children than our parents because we think we can give our children a better experience. Then that fateful day arrives, you turn into your mom and say “If you don’t stop crying I am going to give you something to cry about!”
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller
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