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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Is Experience the Best Teacher?

"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."  - Oscar Wilde

Have you ever heard that experience is the best teacher? Are we ever in trouble.We should be in the remedial class; we should have to have a tutor; we should have to repeat a grade in school. Why can't we learn from the many times we have slipped up? Shouldn't that experience have taught us something? Our GPA would probably be negative if that's possible.

The question is probably "Are we good students of experience?"  If something doesn't work, guess what we do? We do it again (and again). If the objective was to learn how to gain weight, it's a gold star on our paper. You know, the one that goes on the refrigerator. What an appropriate place.

Experience hasn't taught us much. Maybe we need another teacher. One that grades on the curve. That way, the best grade sets the standard not the grading scale with 100% at the top. One who doesn't assign any homework. We don't have to learn much that way.

Let's try to become members of the National Honor Society this time and wear the gold tassels on our graduation gown that signify we learned  and excelled.


  1. Me? Not always...unfortunately! But there's hope! :)

  2. I like the quote too! I think experience does teach us some great lessons. I have definitely repeated the same mistakes, but you have to learn at some point! Maybe some people just learn in different ways or at a different pace.