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Nneoma and other thinkers or philosophers looking at experience

The freelance writer Nneoma of Coffee and Cookies also looks at experience and questions:


She wants to share her thoughts and experiences and by that she thinks that

Life is a journey full of challenges, and opportunities.

One of the most important things that we can achieve from our experience is personal growth. Every experience we go through has something to teach us. It might be about us, or the world around us.

With experience, we can become a better version of ourselves. Your experiences are there to guide you in subsequent times.

Several thinkers (critical or strategic or social), or philosophers, have looked at experiences people can have in their lives and how that further determines their lives. What is striking here is that we will have to admit that the many experiences we have in our lives are caused by events or people around us. Of course, we ourselves also provoke certain events that will lead us to experiences that we may or may not like.

Henry Ford believed

“Life is a series of experience, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward.”

Somehow, outside ourselves, we are placed in this world, where we have to live up to ourselves as we grow up through trial and error. As baby, we soon learn we have to adapt ourselves to certain rules decided outside ourselves. Throughout our childhood, we have to undergo whole ordeals, as it were, and we are regularly confronted with things we do not know what to do with at first. Yet we have to find solutions time and again.

The writer of the article “The Importance of Experience in Personal Growth and Development” writes

Whenever you have an experience, you should ask yourself,

“Is this experience worth having next time?”

as if we could control our experiences. But most often we experience things totally out of our control of ourselves. In life, we encounter many events and sometimes even disasters we can not steer. Such experiences that come over us make us to look for solutions to cope with them. Even when we would love to forget them forever, that does not work.

You don’t just abandon it. If the experience made you lose something, I’m sure you wouldn’t want that again. Always reflect on every experience. {The Importance of Experience in Personal Growth and Development}

We should know that from everything that happens in our life, we can learn. There are many ways the experience can help us grow in life. Even if we don’t like a particular experience, we must live up to the opportunity to learn from that (sometimes even unbearable) experience. Learn lessons and move on.

Experience helps expand our knowledge and understanding. Each new experience we get gives us an opportunity to learn more, and gain new knowledge. It could be learning a new skill. Experiences help us understand the world, and everything inside it. {The Importance of Experience in Personal Growth and Development}

Everytime something happens around us, we should be aware that it is only “one moment” in time of our life.

Cyndie Spiegel in “A Year Of Positive Thinking” may shed some hope

Every moment that you struggle within, sit with, or dance your way through will eventually pass.”

Whatever happens in our life, we shall have to cope with it and give it a place in our life.

We can learn how to express ourselves clearly, listen actively, build good rapport with people, and interact with people with the help of experience. Each experience we have has the ability to foster our personal growth and development. It can help you learn to be understanding, patient, or compassionate. These will in turn, make you become a better friend, leader, or family member.

By embracing our experiences, it doesn’t matter if it is negative or positive, we can learn new things from them, become more self aware, improve our communication skills, and become a better version of ourselves. There is no experience that is not worth learning from. {The Importance of Experience in Personal Growth and Development}



  1. Seeing the world through the lens of his own experience
  2. Looking at behaviourism of living beings
  3. Experiences in life that ‘helped’ me grow
  4. Fate, destiny, time and place
  5. Who or What Are You?
  6. YOU!
  7. Being aligned with above


Additional reading

  1. Human experience maintained in a fragile existence
  2. Two kinds of knowing – experience and understanding
  3. Seeing the world through the lens of his own experience (Our World)
  4. Looking at things, distinctions resolutions and expressions
  5. Are you being swept along by the world (Our World)
  6. Facing daily events and exclaiming “Good grief!”
  7. Partakers of the sufferings
  8. We are to be joyful in the midst of our trials
  9. Disappointed expectations
  10. Be not afraid of those trials which God may see fit to send upon thee
  11. Sometimes we face trials
  12. Bad things no punishment from God
  13. Struggles of life (Our World)
  14. Through much tribulation
  15. Faith and trial
  16. Faith a commitment to the promises of Christ and to to the demands of Christ
  17. A Living Faith #4 Effort
  18. Today’s thought “I know your works” (December 22)
  19. Today’s thought “the Character moulded by the trials of life” (August 06)
  20. don’t look at me in that tone of voice!
  21. Maybe it is About Me
  22. When examining ourselves
  23. For abused people
  24. An Appeal in Troubled Times
  25. Scattered
  26. Many opportunities given by God
  27. Even in tough times remembering the blessings
  28. Change
  29. Courage, Fear, and our vulnerability
  30. Rejoice even though bound to grieve
  31. Inspiration to Boost your Karma in the New Year
  32. I Walked A Mile
  33. This was my reward
  34. An openingschapter explaining why things are like they are and why we may have hope for better things
  35. Character is built
  36. I Am Not Alone – By: Kari Jobe
  37. A love not exempting us from trials
  38. How can we prepare for the Kingdom of God
  39. Morality, values and Developing right choices
  40. Thirst for happiness and meaning
  41. The mistake is the one from which we learn nothing
  42. Value Positivism
  43. Joy: Foundation for a Positive Life


Other articles of interest

  1. The Art of Mature Self-Assertion: Overcoming Self-Hatred and Speaking Up with Grace
  2. Self-Care Ideas with Powerful Self-Love Journal Prompts to Embrace Joy
  3. Expressing Human Emotions – Beyond the Basics
  4. The Price You Pay
  5. Necessities and Priorities
  6. How Big Things Get Done
  7. I am Becoming.
  8. Fear Is a Positive Emotion!
  9. Verbiage in Acting and Emoting
  10. Lessons Learned
  11. Experiences
  12. Taking a New Path
  13. Is God listening?
  14. Celebration: Life in Contrast
  15. A lifetime of breathing
  16. Random Thoughts on Pregnancy #2
  17. Will God Never Give Me More Than I Can Handle?
  18. ten years later
  19. Scary Situations
  20. My Path To APrayer
  21. Fulfilling Life;How?
  22. Seeking New Experiences: A Path to Personal Growth
  23. “I can do it myself!” is not always a strength
  24. Leo Tolstoy 30 Life-Changing Quotes

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A joint effort of several authors who do find that nobody can keep standing at the side and that “Everyone" must care about what is going on in today’s world. We are a bunch of people who do not mind that somebody has a totally different idea but is willing to share the ideas with others and to be Active and willing to let others understand how "today’s decisions will influence the future”. Therefore we would love to see many others to "Act today".

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