"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. ~~ Douglas Adams, English humorist & science fiction novelist (1952 - 2001)
Experience has taught me: I'm not always right. I don't always know what is in my own best interests. I will try the same ol' solution over and over. Smiles work better than a loud voice. Silence is golden. Everyone has a good story.
"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards." ~~ Vernon Sanders Law
Life is here to teach us things, and boy do we have a lot to learn! I guess that's why the idea of reincarnation appeals to me--there's so much to learn--how can we ever do it in just one life? This time around, I'm learning to accept loss, and see the good in others.
"Avoid problems, and you'll never be the one who overcame them. " ~~ Richard Bach
Difficult times can be scary. It's like deciding to step into a fire. However, the fire is an illusion. It's a metaphor for cleansing. It's automatic learning--the epitome of an "aha" moment. You've heard the saying "Leap and the net will appear"--see the difficulties in your life as the edge of a cliff--and go for it!