"EXPERIENCE IS THE GREATEST TEACHER”, an old saying that I suggest that they would benefit more from learning than education in school. Life is a series of experiences. Some of the most simple and important lessons of all can only be learned through the hard knocks of experience. I think we need to learn from our mistakes and also from our past. We cannot escape experience. Experience has taught me that I can become anything or anyone I want to be. We actually have to do the things and learn from it. Not always as easy as it sounds and sometimes it is painfully. There are things I couldn't learn from someone else so I had to get in and experience them for myself. Get my hands dirty, as it were. My lessons may not be any different than what I would have gotten in school... but they are certainly more personal and meaningful, because I've had to work them out on my own.
It is very easy to become comfortable and let myself relax rather than being stress of new things. All these are nice in a way, but they won't teach me very much. I don't want that to happen. So it is important for me that I continue to stretch and grow by pursuing new experiences.