The story goes:
A ship engine failed, and no one could fix it.
Then they brought in a man with 40 years on the job.
He inspected the engine carefully; top to bottom.
After looking things over, the man reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer.
He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine lurched into life.
The engine was fixed!
7 days later the owners got a bill for $10,000.
‘What?!’ the owners said ‘You hardly did anything. Send us an itemized bill.”
The reply simply said:
Tapping with a hammer: $2
Knowing where to tap: $9,998
Don’t ever underestimate experience.
I have always believed that experience is the best teacher. You can go to college and learn methods, outcomes and even tools of the trade. But what no teacher or professor can teach you is intuition. They can not give you every example you would ever potentially come across. They surely cannot tell you every solution to the problem.
The value is truly in the experiences you have and how you respond to them. Live life to the fullest.
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt