If you have not already done so, you may wish to read the
Introduction to Gnomica.
Monday 5 March 2012
The only thing we have learnt from experience is that
we learn nothing from experience.
Chinua Achebe (16 Nov 1930 – )
Life is a Freudian repetition compulsion.
If it were not, why do so many of us insist on doing the same thing over and over, laboring under the proverbial illusion that this time the results will be different? The woman who believes that her twenty years of experience in dealing with men gives her solid claim on a reputation for being a savvy operator in love’s arena has perhaps had a mere one year’s experience repeated twenty times – and is thus ineradicably imprinted with only immature ways to do deal with guys.
It’s not the number of years doing stuff — the age — that matters, but the number of stuff you spent all those years doing.