Learning Through Experiences
All ways of learning lead to the only way of learning.
There’s a saying in Nepal:
You learn either by reading or by experiencing.
I learn only through experiences. This has been particularly true in the past ten years. When I panic at something when it’s too late, others remind me how I should have done things at the right time.
‘But that was the first time I had experienced it! How could I have known this would have happened?’ I think back.
And then I look back at the last ten years of my life to see what I have spent most of my time doing.
All I have done is read a lot of books and dreamt of being a writer, I realize.
It’s ironic, I was supposed to be the one who learns things by reading!
Q: What’s going on?
A: Today, I learn only through experiences because of the fact that I have read a lot.