I love Quotes. I love them because they make me think. What does the quoter mean? Why did he/she write this? Is there a message to get through to the reader/the world? What did YOU initially think when you read it?
Here goes blog quote #196...
"Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own."
-Aesop, Greek philosopher, from the famed Aesop's Fables-
Experience. There is absolutely nothing like it, nor is there a substitute for it. There is no better trainer. Not a better teacher/educator.
You've heard it 879 times.... "He'll learn the hard way." "She'll find out when she tries for herself."
With that stated, the next best thing is to learn from other's mistakes. In reality, the lesson may not be learned as well, however, the price isn't as costly either, when you benefit from anothers woes.
The message to be delivered here is to always pay attention to what's going on around you. You might be surprised what you can pick up, from careful observation. Stay alert!
That's my view....... What Say You?