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Any one who has gumption knows what it is, and any one who hasn't can never know what it is. So there is no need of defining it. Options
Daemon
Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2016 12:00:00 AM
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Any one who has gumption knows what it is, and any one who hasn't can never know what it is. So there is no need of defining it.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)
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Daemon wrote:
Any one who has gumption knows what it is, and any one who hasn't can never know what it is. So there is no need of defining it.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)


This is very true - It is pointless to share certain abstract experiences with people which are not at a certain level - you will do better by just keeping it to yourself.
Ouarasse
Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2016 7:42:29 AM

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Montgomery's quote is probably a reference to "experiential learning" or "learning through experience" at its best. There are types of knowledge that can be acquired only through experience. Philosopher Al-Ghazali (1058-1111) gave the example of the physician's knowledge of diseases. Is a patient's knowledge of the disease the same as that of his doctor? Definitely not. A psychologist can investigate or talk about gumption, resilience, loneliness, or PTSD, but his knowledge of these cannot compare to that of a person sustaining himself nobly against the odds, or a person torn by nightmares, or a person slowly consumed by loneliness.
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Daemon wrote:
Any one who has gumption knows what it is, and any one who hasn't can never know what it is. So there is no need of defining it.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)


Gumption or have-not, let it be within limits of law...
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