How Experience Blinds You

Day 38: New Glasses
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Sight creates a visual imprint. This is the way things are.

Though we depend on it, sight is perhaps the most deceiving of the senses. As an amateur photographer I know this. I can tell just by the way the same place will look different everyday depending on the weather and placement of the sun.

Experience reminds me of glasses, both help you see life better. But like corrected vision, experience can deceive us.

The problem with experience is how it changes your perspective, good and bad. You see things differently.

And then many of us make a classic mistake: Interpreting personal experience for universal wisdom.

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