It is said that Experience is a bad teacher because he puts his students through a reversed learning process. Instead of giving them a lesson for learning, he gives them a test for a lesson. Most likely, they fail and through the painful experience of failure, they will know better next time. It is a lesson learnt the hard way.
You may wish to avoid Experience because he is a bad teacher, but by so doing, you risk being ignorant, unlearned and inexperienced. It is better to have a bad teacher than no teacher at all. And some teachers are bad just by virtue that they are strict and no-nonsense disciplinarian. Such teachers are good teachers in retrospective.
You can however still learn from teacher Experience without him directly being your teacher. You can eavesdrop when Experience is teaching people around you. This, however, is very difficult learning process. An average person will think that what other people experience is irrelevant for them.
If you choose to be a private student who doesnít want to be taught directly by teacher Experience, you need to be an ardent observer who can appropriate and internalize other peopleís experience so that you can learn from them. You will need to be good to imagine what it feels to go through some experiences.
Actually, you donít need to go through every experience to learn a lesson and in the process know the consequences of some things.
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A Teacher Called Experience--How he has long been my teacher. But some lessons were meant to be learned that way. Thanks for the confirmation. I have experienced some things that I would not have believed had it been told to me. But thanks be to God He brought me through those horrid experiences and now I can use them for good. Bless you my brother!