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Daemon
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Experience, n.: The wisdom that enables us to recognize as an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
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Very wise !
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Experience, n.: The wisdom that enables us to recognize as an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced..

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
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Daemon wrote:
Experience, n.: The wisdom that enables us to recognize as an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)


Experience is an unforeseen event/accident which we have somehow managed to survive... Not again!
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Why do you keep posting the initial quotation?
I think it defines experience as the capacity to learn from our mistakes and recognize them as such. Of course, the figures of speech make Bierce's definition unique!
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Daemon wrote:
Experience, n.: The wisdom that enables us to recognize as an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)


Recognize our folly?
There's plenty of people in the world who don't seem to be doing so.


Quoting Shaw,

If history repeats itself,
and the unexpected always happens,
how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
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