Experience Experience

The Point

The reason we need experience is for experience. It’s not just for experience itself, but to improve tomorrow’s experience.

Grandma always said, “Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.” Too often, when friend or enemy says, “Try it,” we think they will just sell us snakeoil.

The invitation to try something before judging seems like a gimmick. “They want to get us,” we tell ourselves.

But, the real reason for trying is to know the truth: better or worse, what is the real reason it’s good or bad? We can’t know real reasons from inexperience.