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 Comments

  1. lizziejoy10 says:

    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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    1. Clanmother says:

      I agree – the hard part is moving from theory to experience. And the blogging community has been the fortunate recipient of your hard work and efforts. Your application of the course materials has been remarkable. I encourage everyone to stop by for a visit at Lizzie Joy’s Photo Suite!

      http://lizziejoysphotosuite.com/

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      1. lizziejoy10 says:

        Thank you, Rebecca. You’re a kind lady and very encouraging, and I really appreciate you.. Bless you.

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      2. Clanmother says:

        Lizzie, my dear friend, you give me such wonderful support. From the very beginning, you have been there for me!!! Thank you so much!!!

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  2. I love this, Rebecca. Let the journey begin!!

    Corinne

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    1. Clanmother says:

      And I know just the song to speed us on our way…

      “On the road again –
      Just can’t wait to get on the road again.
      The life I love is making music with my friends

      And I can’t wait to get on the road again.
      On the road again.”

      Willie Nelson

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      1. Willie Nelson, one of my favourites of all time!!

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  3. Gallivanta says:

    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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    1. Clanmother says:

      I agree – what would we do without electricians and plumbers. I can’t even imagine a world without them.

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  4. In think in french we say this fruit “nefle”, but I never eat this one and don’t know the smelt.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      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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  5. cindy knoke says:

    Hmmmm. Which first Rebecca, cab driver or bartender? 🙂

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    1. Clanmother says:

      It really is a toss-up!!! Either way, we would meet a lot of new people and I know that is something that we both like to do…

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  6. Ed Spadoni says:

    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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    1. Clanmother says:

      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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  7. Great Blogging. Keep it up.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Thank you for all of your support and encouragement – very much appreciated!!!

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  8. pjbrez says:

    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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    1. Clanmother says:

      I laughed out loud when I read your comments!!! Very true!!!! Thank you so very much for stopping by – your visits make my day!!!

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      1. pjbrez says:

        My pleasure! Your posts are always insightful : )

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  9. Gallivanta says:

    This jumped out at me today http://www.uncollege.org/about/ when I read a newspaper article on the conference for the Australasian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education being held in Wellington. Also talked about Moocs or ‘massive open online courses” and the idea that time is running out for traditional university business models. http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/8000706/Ivy-League-schools-mouse-click-away

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    1. Clanmother says:

      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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  10. pjbrez says:

    I ran across this video earlier today and decided to share it with you. Perhaps you’ll find it interesting.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      This is absolutely incredible!! Thank you so very, very much for sharing. A message that everyone should hear – the younger the better.

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      1. pjbrez says:

        You’re welcome! I agree, everyone should reflect on this : )

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      2. Clanmother says:

        I agree – it will make all the difference in a life…

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