Knowledge Comes From Experience
Two men played chess for years. Both were quite evenly matched, and enjoyed keen competition in each other. One summer, however, one of them began to win all games. The other man was bewildered; and began to look for reasons why he was failing in each game, when earlier both used to win equally. He then understood the cause: he had been reading a four volume book on How to Master Chess. Then, he did the smart thing. He gifted it to the winning man. Not long after, he began to win again.
This funny anecdote rightly informs one of the power of learning by doing. Einstein always maintained that experience was indeed the best teacher. He said bookish knowledge cannot suffice for anyone’s lack of experience.
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– GM Susan Polgar