Living and Learning
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century American essayist)
There is only one way to have experience. You can’t just read about it or see it portrayed on film on in a play. To have experience, you just have to live. And, as Emerson suggests, those encounters can teach us valuable lessons about life itself that we could learn in no other way. So, in addition to enjoying life, it’s a good practice to think and apply its lessons for our growth.
Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser. Teach the righteous, and they will learn even more. (Proverbs 9:9)