Has it ever struck you that we are sometimes almost immune to verbal instruction?
Before we really “get it,” we need to see examples or have a direct experience. And even though we’re surrounded by illustrations of what to embrace and what to avoid, we sometimes have a real aversion to learning from them. Experience rules. It’s a top school and charges exorbitant tuition. Lucky the fast learner who can make the often-quoted crumb of experience go a long way!
Yet there’s another important aspect to consider. Experience doesn’t consist so much of the things that actually happen to us, but rather how we perceive them and what we attribute them to.
Eleanor Roosevelt casts the topic in strong, positive terms. “There is no experience from which you can’t learn something . . . The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer richer experience.”
Open yourself to new experiences. Accept that they will bring challenges but ultimately lead to insight. Forward, in spite of everything!
This post was taken from “Inspirational Quotes about Life.” https://www.amazon.com/Inspirational-Quotes-about-Wisdom-Illustrated-ebook/dp/B072PTWFW3/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
What happens to us in life is less important; the real question can be whether or not we use the experience to grow.
John Marks Templeton
Here’s a collection of illustrated quotes, including further thoughts about experience. Have a “look inside.”