Is Experience More Important than Knowledge?

There is progression in life that is expected as consequence of experience. Experience sharpens knowledge.

In his heyday, if Peyton Manning threw three interceptions in the Division title game, no one ever blamed him. Even fans knew the team had put too much on his shoulders late into the fourth quarter.

In presence of demonstration of experience, imperfection always is seen for it really is, which is, part of life.

Peyton played the game like the quintessential Quarterback. The New England Patriots are good, play to win. Peyton, Tony Dungy, and the Indianapolis Colts played football. Damn the possibility of mistakes, they were going to give fans a good game.

There are few things more invigorating in football than a receiver hauling the ball in running right on the sideline under tight coverage from a Cornerback.

But consider that man traveled in space before space was experienced. The mathematical calculations, the propulsions needed, the thrust reversals required for landing, the heat shields required for descent through the earth’s atmosphere on return, all calculated ever before the astronauts took off for the moon.

In the world of science and technology, experience is created by knowledge of what ought to be. Knowledge trumps experience. Knowledge creates new experiences.

In the world of artistry, such as playing tennis, quarterbacking a football team, playing basketball professionally, being a father, mother, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, or cousin, experience always trumps knowledge.

When it comes to artistry of life, no one has the perfect formula for success.

It’s the reason work experience is considered valuable. The experienced person is expected to have better mastery of the artistry of the position. Absent production of new knowledge within the educational system, the experienced person typically knows more than the new graduate.

In spaces such as stock markets within which people can be tempted to cover up mistakes, good valuation models developed by academics ought to be celebrated as checks and balances.

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Educator and Researcher, Believer in Spirituality, Life is serious business, but we all are pilgrims so I write about important stuff with empathy and ethos

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