We often hear people say, “experience is the best teacher” and by this, they meant that people who have witnessed the reality of things have a better understanding of them than those that have just ideas or are only been told about those same things. Experience is used by many people as a guise to silence others and have dominion over them. Thus, projecting the other side of experience as an appeal for power. In other words, when people say that they have experience they are simply saying that they have power.
Another aspect of experience is having past knowledge of things or circumstance that one had a direct encounter with. this meant that as we go about daily life we grow our experiences as we get in contact with different ideas, people cultures and men of all categories in the society.
However, one thing that is always left out whenever I hear people talk of experience is; they forget to know that experience is neither a necessary evil nor good. in other words, our experience can either mould us or break us. Thus, what matters is what we become after our experience but not whether we have experience or not. it is obvious that we experience all the time and that we have varying experience in life but how important are those experience?
If we infer to the information paragraphs, we will come to the logical conclusion that, it is ignorance to say or even think that, people must listen to you because of your experience. If people must listen to others because of their experiences as they claim they must also be ready to prove how much worth those experiences are.
Next time when someone approaches you and try to tell you about their experiences it is good to listen, to learn, but also to be critical because, most often people want you to feel inferior so that they can have control over you and this aligns to what we have earlier mention that claiming of having experiences is an appeal to power and not really because those making those claims necessarily have anything to offer.