February Twenty-Two — The Lessons of Daily Experience

Inspiration and Ideals: Thoughts for Every Day

Experience is the great school master of life, constantly disciplining you through tests, trials, and difficulties.

It imposes penalties for mistakes and misjudgments. It indicates where danger lies, and warns you of inevitable punishment lurking in undesirable directions. Thus you learn the penalty for waste of time, the scattering of energies, the pursuit of ill-considered plans, and the prodigal squandering of physical and mental power.

Experience tells you not to repeat an offense lest greater punishment befall you.

Experience makes you understand that you are living in a real world, with real work to do, and serious problems to solve.

Carefully note the lessons of daily experience, that your life may be rounded out into fullness.