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"You can only learn through experience."

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    Ack Taneposted 19 months ago

    I walked off a cliff

    It didn't hurt a bit

    I stabbed someone in the throat

    It was wrong I took note

    1. R K Beran profile image59
      R K Beranposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      I'm inclined to agree with that statement: "You only learn through experience."

      Although, I don't believe that the experience which fosters learning must *necessarily* be one's own. If someone, for example, is silly enough to put his hand on a red hot stove (and become severely burned), another needs not do the same to learn that it's a bad idea. He can be attentive, observe the action and its consequences, and come to a reasoned conclusion that putting one's hand on a hot stove is foolish to do.

  2. janesix profile image74
    janesixposted 19 months ago

    You can only learn through experience.

    Though there is evidence that shows that morals/empathy/altruism are a mixture of both inborn behavior and experience/learning.

  3. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 19 months ago

    It doesn't have to be direct experience of the action itself.  It can be through instruction or example or reasoned extrapolation.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      Yes, but not always.