Q&A: How would you Explain the meaning or make sense of this metaphorical saying “Experience is a great teacher.”?

Question by heeltap: How would you Explain the meaning or make sense of this metaphorical saying “Experience is a great teacher.”?
The saying of interest to me was the writing on a thin strip of paper inside a Chinese fortune cookie!

Best answer:

Answer by Digital_Infektion
You know how you learn from teachers,. this is saying that..you learn from your experiences..and you actually do learn alot from your experiences.

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  1. Greg says:

    “Learn by doing” would be one way to paraphrase the quote.

  2. smiling_pinay05 says:

    What you learn from experience will be so vivid, and with emotions attached, that you will remember it, take it to heart and may even influence your future decisions and thinking…..

    its more powerful than hearing a life lesson from a teacher inside a classroom where you either really hear what he/she is saying or get tired of hearing his/her voice all day that you don’t really care!

  3. Brittany says:

    i had to write an essay on that quote…

    i think that it means…. if you want to learn how to do something, just go do it. bcus if you do, then you will learn and get better everyday. kind of like the guitar lol

  4. chick2lit says:

    “Experience is a great teacher” because if you do something and it has a negative consequence, you’ll at least hesitate before doing that again. Think of the classic example of putting your hand down on a hot stove – you don’t have to learn that one twice. Essentially, all animals are driven towards pleasure and away from pain, so learning which things cause pleasure and pain leads to an increased chance that one will maximize happiness and decrease one’s own (self-caused) misery.

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