The Experience Journey

I knew a great deal at 18 and even more when I was 21.  By the time I reached 25, I was not quite as certain.  That was the age when I realized experience was the mechanism for integrating knowledge.  And that was when the journey began…

“I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver.  Then they would really be educated.”

Al McGuire – Coach/Basketball Hall of Fame 1992

“The great difficult in education is to get experience out of ideas.”

George Santayana – Philosopher

28 thoughts on “The Experience Journey

  1. So true. Theory is helpful, but practical experience completes the picture. I can attest to that happening in my life right now. I have just completed a course in Digital Photography, and I’ve learnt so much about the theory behind taking good photographs. It would, however, be useless if I didn’t put those teachings into full application through the practice of them. Thank you, Rebecca.

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  2. I would add to that; 6 months or maybe 6 years as a plumber. I am never so lost and so stupid and uneducated as when I need a plumber. Hats off to plumbers!

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    • Thank you for the name! I had never seen anything like it before and when I walked passed the tree, I had to take a photo. There was no smell and it does not look edible. I am learning to take my camera everywhere with me!!!

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  3. College is where I learned how to think; where I learned how to learn. That’s not the only place where that can happen, but it worked for me! Thanks for another thought provoking post.

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    • And thank you for stopping by and adding the conversation. I agree – college is the place where I was able to experience the idea of “how to learn” at a relatively young age. I ran out of money before finishing my degree – so returned to university much later. Now, that is when I realized that learning could happen at any age. The brain cells were still functioning…and that opened up all sorts of possibilities.

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  4. So very true. I worked as a janitor part time while I was a university student. I often thought how clean the world would be if everyone had to be a janitor for a month or two.

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    • I am looking forward to exploring these wonderful links!!! We have so many options, opportunities, doors, archways, paths and roads to travel! And it is all at our fingertips! Thank you!!

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