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Monday, January 31, 2011

Experience on Becoming~Jan.31

On Experience~
    I have learned so much about relationships and people in the past year than I had ever anticipated. Instead of obtaining knowledge as I have done all my life through observing others, Torah study, and self help books, I was actually placed in situations (by HaShem, who knows all things) where I had to live out my knowledge to the best of my ability. I can tell you-knowledge is not sufficient. ;) It is necessary for awap (as wise as possible)  decisions, but there is no teacher like experience. :) A chance to "practice what you preach", as it were. :p
For nerds like me that like reading definitions, here's a short but extensive one on the word experience. :)
ex·pe·ri·ence (synonyms:sense,wisdom,understanding,involvement, judgment,maturity,observation,practice)
1.a particular instance of personally encountering or undergoing something.
2.the process or fact of personally observing, encountering, or undergoing something: business experience.
3.the observing, encountering, or undergoing of things generally as they occur in the course of time: to learn from experience; the range of human experience.
4.knowledge or practical wisdom gained from what one has observed, encountered, or undergone: a man of experience.
5.Philosophy . the totality of the cognitions given by perception; all that is perceived, understood, and remembered.

On Knowledge~
We are only human.We are not perfect. We do not know it all.That being comfortably stated, we can proceed. Gaining knowledge, whether through observation or experience, or both, is something we all do-purposely and inadvertently. No matter how much knowledge we gain, or experience we obtain, there will always be something more to learn, something more to improve-something more. But this is no reason for despair. While we do not know everything, we do or shall know something. At present, we have the responsibility to use what we do know to make decisions. :)

1.acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation; general erudition: knowledge of many things.
2.familiarity or conversance, as with a particular subject or branch of learning.
3.acquaintance or familiarity gained by sight, experience, or report: a knowledge of human nature.
4.the fact or state of knowing; the perception of fact or truth; clear and certain mental apprehension.
5.awareness, as of a fact or circumstance.
6.something that is or may be known; information.
7.the body of truths or facts accumulated in the course of time.

I am young. Very young. I do not have much knowledge, and much less experience. But I do know what I have learned from my very little experience or slightly more knowledge, and as a young person beginning to relate to others as a developing individual, I must make use of whatever I do know. Not only is this so I can make decisions as wisely as possible now, but so that I can learn from my mistakes and improve my good decisions for the future. I want to make wise decisions then as well, but they won't be perfect. As wise as possible. That is all they can be.

    I hope this post has been a blessing-I must note that this is what was on my heart today, but I do want to expound on something I said in my last post perhaps later this week. :) Also, the title is just to correspond with my emphasis on experience. Not a permanent arrangement. :) 


1 comment:

  1. SO true!! Experience should never be underestimated!


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