Not Cease from Exploration

Friday, April 26, 2013

With age comes experience, and with experience comes wisdom. Maybe.

One of my favorite quotes...so much so that I incorporated it into my work email signature:

"Experience is not what happens to you.  It is what you do with what happens to you."


To translate this to a more modern vernacular:

Everyone goes through sh#t in life, but smart people actually seem to learn from it.  

While not claiming any measure of smarts myself, I do claim the ability the learn from my mistakes.  Eventually.  Although I will admit sometimes I seem to have a need to practice the mistakes a few times, just to make sure I get them "wrong".

Regardless, as my body has now made 49 complete revolutions around the sun, Huxley's point is indeed very well taken.


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